This week I also start testing students on the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS). This is our reading assessment that measures students comprehension and fluency. Students in 3rd grade take this assessment twice a year- beginning and end. Third grade students should end up on a Level L-P. Most students are already within this range or higher. I've included a BAS Text range below for you to use once I have tested your child.
We also have our Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) test to take before June 5th. This test measures your child's reading comprehension. The SRI provides a lexile score for the student to use when selecting "Just Right" books.
Once all assessments have been completed, I will send home a report with the scores for the whole year so that you can see your child's progress over this school year. This report is something that I do and is not required by the school or district, but I feel that you need to know exactly where your child is and how much progress they made this year. I plan to have all reports ready to send home by the last day of school. Report cards will be mailed home by the school.
Have a great weekend!!
|BAS Text Levels|