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 Post subject: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:09 am 
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Hi all,
My dd's teacher told me a few months a go that my daughter's reading age is 11 y 10 months. She is currently in Year 3, aged 8 .
The School report I received last week says that her reading level is 3c/4a. Does this sound right? I expected a much higher level since her reading age is nearly 12?
I would appreciate any advice.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:25 pm 
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Chocolate25 wrote:
The School report I received last week says that her reading level is 3c/4a. Does this sound right?


Nothing to do with your child at all, but you should have another look at the report. It's very unlikely to have 3c beside 4a. If that's what it actually says, I'd ask the teacher to explain it.

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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:27 pm 
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I think reading age is just based on reading certain words in a list , where the NC level will be taking comprehension and other things into account. Just thinking about it may be about right if an average 11 yr old is assessed as level 4b. ( Should the level mentioned been 3a/4c? )


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Reading age can be assessed in more than one way - there are a multitude of tests and they will probably all allocate a different reading age to the child!

If it is 3a/4c at the end of year 3 that is a good result.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:33 pm 
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Yes, apologies, her level is 3a/4c


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:35 pm 
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mystery wrote:
Reading age can be assessed in more than one way - there are a multitude of tests and they will probably all allocate a different reading age to the child!

If it is 3a/4c at the end of year 3 that is a good result.



Many thanks. I wasn't sure if this level reflected her reading age correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:14 pm 
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What did the reading test test? Decoding and / or comprehension?

The nc levels are based on a whole load of reading comprehension criteria.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:07 pm 
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I think I would paraphrase others' responses and say if the reading age test is the same as my children had at primary it is a pretty inexact science. I'd take a lot more notice of the n/c levels. At my children's school quite a few of them came up as having reading ages several years ahead, especially the girls as they read a lot and accumulated more vocabulary.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:01 am 
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mystery wrote:
What did the reading test test? Decoding and / or comprehension?

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Good point. I will ask the teacher next week.Thank you for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: YEAR 3 reading level
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:15 am 
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Yes that's spot on, my DS was 3A in reading at Christmas time and that translated to a reading age of 11, he is Y3. My DD is a 4A which translates to a reading age of 12.05 years and she is Y5. If they are avid readers this is about right.

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