On the landing page of the Scholastic Teacher Dashboard, teachers see a Snapshot showing their students’ weekly activity in Ready4Reading. Data is accumulated throughout the week, as students read decodable texts and complete the associated activities. The Snapshot resets every Monday.
The Ready4Reading Snapshot provides the following information:
Most Completed Texts
This section shows the digital Short Reads Decodables and Read to Know Text Sets with the most activity during the current week. To view the skills focus and student performance for each Short Reads Decodables card or Read to Know Text Set, select the icon to the right. This will open the Ready4Reading Explore page and provide more detailed information. Read to Know Text Sets and Short Reads Decodables Student Cards appear only if students have completed the corresponding Word Warm-Up and/or Read & Record activities.
Average Fluency for Read & Record
This graph shows the number of students at each of the three levels of proficiency, based on a student’s performance in the Read & Record activities, completed during the current week. Teachers can select a segment to see the students at that level of proficiency.
Note: Average Fluency is determined using speech recognition, powered by SoapBox Labs. The quality of the recording may impact a student’s score.
At right, additional information about students’ work during the current week includes:
- Word Warm-Ups Completed: The total number of Word Warm-Up activities completed by students in this class. Students must complete the Word Warm-Up activity prior to reading a digital text.
- Read & Records Completed: The total number of Read & Record activities completed by students in this class. Students have the option to complete the Read & Record activity after they read a digital text.
- Texts Read: The total number of digital cards from Short Reads Decodables and texts from Read to Know read during the week.
L2M Assessments/Grade Equivalents
Letters2Meaning (L2M) assesses a student’s proficiency with letter identification, letter- sound identification, word reading, spelling, and comprehension skills, and provides a grade equivalent for each student. This graph shows the number of students above, on, and below grade level. It also compares students' first administration of L2M to their most recent administration.
Percentage of Students On/Above Level
Identifies the percentage of students who are on or above their grade equivalent in their most recent administration of the L2M assessment.
More information about individual students’ work in Ready4Reading.
On the landing page of the Scholastic Teacher Dashboard, teachers see a Snapshot showing student activity in Ready4Reading digital materials. They may select Explore from the upper right to view additional student data.
At the top of the Explore screen, teachers will see class stats for the date range selected.
- Text Sets Completed: The total number of digital Read to Know Text Sets completed by the class. Each text is accompanied by a Word Warm-Up and a Read & Record activity. Students must read the digital text and complete both activities for all three texts in a set in order for the text set to be seen as completed.
- Short Reads Completed: The total number of digital Short Reads Decodables completed by the class. Each card is accompanied by a Word Warm-Up and a Read & Record activity. Students must read the digital text and complete both activities for a card to be seen as completed.
- L2M Assessments Completed: The total number of L2M assessments taken by students in the class. “Average Assessments” refers to the average number of assessments completed per student.
Student Performance: Oral Reading Accuracy & Fluency
This chart shows students’ performance on recent Word Warm-Up and Read & Record activities.
- Choose a Text Set or Card: This feature enables the teacher to select the Read to Know Text Sets or Short Reads Decodables cards for which they would like to view student data. By default, a student’s most recently accessed card or text set is displayed.
- Word Warm-Up Words Correct: The number of words a student read aloud correctly in the Word Warm-Up activity, out of the total number of words attempted.
- Read & Record Words Correct: The number of target words—exemplars of a phonics focus or other element—that a student read aloud correctly in the Read & Record activity, out of the total number attempted.
- Read & Record Fluency: The percentage of words that a student read aloud correctly, up to the last word detected as correct in the Read & Record activity. This score incorporates word substitutions and deleted words, but does not incorporate word insertions.
- Read & Record Completion: The percentage of the entire Read & Record activity that a student was able to read aloud during the recording time available. This score incorporates word substitutions and insertions, but does not incorporate deleted words.
- Card/Text Sets: The selected digital Short Read Decodable Card(s) or Read to Know Text Set(s) that a student has attempted or completed.
- Check in with students with a high completion rate and a low fluency score. This could mean that they need to take more time to sound out words correctly.
- Check in with students with a low recording activity completion rate. They may be having difficulty with the text, or they may need assistance at their computers as they are doing their recordings.
Student Performance: Phonics Activities
In this chart, teachers can see how their students performed as they read aloud exemplars of specific phonic targets in texts from Read to Know Text Sets and cards from Short Reads Decodables. Teachers can select any group of students in a skill category to view specific performance information.
- Choose a Text Set or Card: This feature enables the teacher to select the Read to Know Text Set or Short Reads Decodables card for which they would like to view student data. By default, a student’s most recently accessed card or text set is displayed.
- Skill Category: Sound-spellings targeted or reviewed in the selected Short Reads Decodables card or Read to Know Text Set.
- Skill Proficiency (Learning, Practicing, or Applying): Students’ skill proficiency, as determined by their voice recording, in each skill category. Teachers can select a student icon to see the students and their individual skill proficiency within that Skill Category and Phonics proficiency.
- # Correct: The number of skill attempts that a student performed correctly in Word Warm-Up and Read & Record.
- # Attempts: The number of overall attempts related to each skill made by a student in the Word Warm-Up and Read & Record activities.
- % Avg: The average in skill proficiency across all attempts.
- Check in with students falling in the Learning range. They may be attempting a Short Reads Decodables card or Read to Know text at too high a level. Or the students may need additional support and practice with specific skills.
- Check in with students falling in the Applying ranges. They may need a more advanced text set or card to challenge them.
The Letters2Meaning (L2M) assessment assesses a student’s letter identification, letter-sound identification, word reading, and spelling and comprehension skills. It also provides a grade equivalent for each student. This graph provides insights into each student’s placement and growth across all L2M assessment administrations during the date range selected.
- Grade Equivalents: The numbers at the top of the chart indicate the grade equivalents. For example, 1.5 is halfway through Grade 1.
- L2M Assessments: The numbers in the circles represent an L2M assessment administration. Administrations are numbered in the order in which they were taken.
- Expected Levels: The expected level for the selected grade and month is shown in pink.
- View Range: Use the Grade and Month drop-down menus to view the expected levels at various grades and time periods.
- Check in with students who are falling outside of the expected levels for the current grade and month. Students whose assessment scores appear before the expected level may need more focused instruction, and students whose scores appear after the expected level may need more challenging materials.