Myths & Measures

Reading Levels

When exploring the variety of children’s books on the market; one has to wonder…

Are reading levels accurate?  Should you be concerned if your child is behind the others?  Must your child only read those books at or around their current level, or should they be exploring more challenging material as well?

Rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I would share those articles, which I perceive to be most valid, and easy to comprehend; given my teaching experience with both typically developing students, as well as those with learning disabilities and/or attention issues.

Three Myths About “Reading Levels”  And why you shouldn’t fall for them…

  1. Myth #1: Each text has a discrete, accurately measurable reading level.
  2. Myth #2: Each reader has a discrete, accurately measurable level of reading skill.
  3. Myth #3: Readers should (almost always) read texts very near their reading level.

Common Core calls for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them.
Is that a good idea?

Learn why informed teachers balance instruction between independent level, on-level, and frustration level texts.

Test Scores

Why test scores can be awfully misleading…

Standardized Testing Misses The Mark When It Comes To Student’s Cognitive Competency
The truth is, learning, insight, intellectual development are not quantifiable.
05/04/2017 04:07 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2017

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