Over and over, our school is seeing that a few students have lexiles above 400 but cannot pass the phonics inventory. Many of us feel that this is because they are NOT decoders. Yet, Read 180 insists that they keep them in System 44. The results...no growth, kids are really upset and stop trying. HELP

Can anyone please give me some insight?

By ccase
Posted on: March 27 2018
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  • AskDee

    It is no common that students with Lexiles over 400 do not pass the Phonics Inventory, but it is not unheard of. I think you are probably right that the students are not decoders. I've seen students who were good guessers or who only read words they had memorized before. I would give System 44 a try with them. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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