Reading Inventory Decline

I could use some help. My students have taken 3 Reading Inventory tests so far this year, once in the beginning of August, mid October and now mid December. A group of students show no growth, or they have decreased in their Lexile score. Any advice?

By Serena
Posted on: December 13 2017
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  • AskDee

    There is a 60 Lexile Standard Error of Measure (SEM), especially on the first test. Other tests the SEM is lower. Several reasons can contribute to drops in scores: student inattention to later tests, outside environment issues (fire drills, etc.), student illness at testing time. . . . If the score from the first test to the second test dropped more than 60 Lexiles and the "bad" test was not deleted and the student re-tested, the score will be artificially lower. (1 of 2) Dee


    Older students, particularly high school students, show indifference to testing and must be motivated to test well. We all know that after working on reading for several weeks, students will improve their reading results. We have to demand that. Email me at AskDee@sbcglobal.net for a copy of the Best Practices booklet for the Reading Inventory. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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