Measure What Matters with Degrees of Reading Power
Academic Success Depends on Literacy Skills
Meaningful progress comes from meaningful measurement. With the accurate and reliable assessment of your students’ reading comprehension ability that Degrees of Reading Power provides, you can chart growth across all the schools and grade levels in your district, and your teachers can scaffold instruction with the right degree of intensity and challenge to ensure steady improvement toward college and career readiness.
What Makes Degrees of Reading Power Effective?
Accurate Measurement of Reading Comprehension
The program links students’ reading comprehension scores to a scale of increasing text complexity. As a universal screener and growth monitor, it provides actionable data that inform instruction and drive higher levels of reading achievement.
The program has a well-established pedigree, having been used for decades in tens of thousands of classrooms, including since 1979 as the New York State Regents Competency Test in Reading. It also has the most important industry approval of today, having been confirmed by the Council of Chief State School Officers as a valid measure of text complexity.
Close Reading Skills Development
The reading tasks in the program’s assessments require thought and analysis rather than response and reaction, which supports the development of close reading skills. The reports it provides can help you understand how well students make meaning from text while they are reading it. Both align with the goals of the Common Core State Standards.
Degrees of Reading Power Includes
Delivered via paper and pencil or online with the Questar Assessment System — to measure reading comprehension and monitor the growth of readers in grades 2 to 12 and adults.
Show individual performance; profiles at the district, school, class or teacher level; an alphabetical roster of how all students are measuring up; and diagnostic summary reports aligned to Common Core State Standards.
Workshops and webinars on how to use your Degrees of Reading Power results and effective instructional strategies to boost reading comprehension.