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Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2)

First through fourth grade teachers in Cheney Public Schools use the DRA2 to assess students' independent reading proficiency and overall literacy skills.  Kindergarten and fifth grade teachers have the option of using DRA2. Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers began universally utilizing the DRA2 in the 2014-2015 school year.
Proficiency is reported to parents on the Standards-based Report Card.
DRA2 Resources for Staff
DRA2 Blackline Masters
Do you need to print off a teacher observation guide or student assessment packet? 
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K-3 below 
4-8 coming soon
DRA2 Professional Development Archive 
Look here for past training materials if you are learning how to maximize your use of the DRA or the Word Analysis Tasks:
There are videos demonstrating how to administer the DRA2 Word Analysis in each DRA2 KIT on the Training CD.

Second Grade Reading Assessment

All second-graders in Washington are required to have their oral reading skills tested within the first six weeks of the school year. Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year, Cheney teachers began using the DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment 2) to administer the second grade reading assessment.

Scores are not reported to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), but should be used by the teacher, school, and district to provide support for all students. Results must be available by fall parent-teacher conferences. For students whose skills are “substantially below grade level,” a plan must be created that involves the student, parents and school. Those students also must be tested at least one more time before the end of second grade. The DRA Focus for Instruction will be utilized as the improvement plan.

To access additional information about the second grade reading assessment please click here: