READING LEVELS (GRL) SNAPSHOT
Depending which Scholastic Digital programs you have in your classroom, and how you use them, you will see the Snapshot for Guided Reading Levels and/or for Lexile measures. Here’s a look at the GRL Snapshot.
THIS SNAPSHOT SHOWS:
A.) The percentage of students above, on, and below level at the beginning, middle, and end of the year
B.) The average Guided Reading Level of books students have been reading this week during independent reading
C.) Explore: More information about individual students’ reading levels.
READING LEVELS (GRL): EXPLORE
From the Reading Level (GRL) Snapshot tile on the landing page, select Explore. There, you’ll find data about individual students. (GRLs can be imported from teachers’ reports in NSGRA or from data entered by teachers in Literacy Pro.)
To view additional reports related to your students’ GRLs, select See Additional Reports on the top right of the screen.
Student Guided Reading Levels
This chart shows GRLs by student at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. The proficiency range for students at this grade and time period is shaded. (Students in PreK and Grade 7 and above do not have proficiency ranges.)
A.) Use the grade drop-down menu if you want to see proficiency ranges for other grades.
B.) Select the beginning of the year, middle of the year, or end of the year to view the proficiency range for that time of year, for the selected grade.
Look For: Meet your students where they are.
- Pull students who are below the proficiency range into small, skills-based groups. Guide them to books within their independent reading level—one or two levels below their GRL.
- If you have Literacy Pro in your classroom, encourage students within and above the proficiency range to increase their reading goals. You can also go to Settings to make books at additional grade levels available to your students.
MORE DATA? Select See Additional Reports at the top right of the Explore page to open a new screen displaying Literacy Pro or NSGRA, depending on the source of your data.
- For Literacy Pro, select the Students & Reports tab. Then go to Student Leveling Report: GRLs. It displays the GRLs of students throughout the year.
- For NSGRA, select the Reports tab from the top navigation.
Student Independent Reading: GRLs
This chart shows Guided Reading Levels of titles selected by students during independent reading in Literacy Pro.
In Literacy Pro, students are encouraged to browse age-appropriate books of interest to them. In addition, if students would like to be guided to books within their independent reading range, they can look for this icon . (A student’s independent reading level is one or two levels below that student’s GRL.)
Look for: You can guide students to pick books within their independent reading level. But also keep in mind that good readers read texts at varying levels, according to moods and interests. So scan this chart to make sure students are settling into books they enjoy. Engage with them about those books they’re reading. If students are reading below their independent reading range, you can challenge them with harder books. But don’t lose sight of the goal: helping kids to love reading.
MORE DATA? Select See Additional Reports at the top right of the Explore page to open a new screen displaying Literacy Pro. Then select the Students & Reports tab and go the Student Book Selections Report. It shows the GRLs of books this student has been reading during the school year. You can access additional information about each book from this chart.