I teach Social Studies in south western Vermont. My department has recently begun discussing the issues we face with differentiation and supporting struggling readers. One thing that has come up is to find a way to have a 9-12 system to track students' reading comprehension and hopefully measure their growth. We have met with one of the reading specialists at our school as a starting point, and she gave us some great resources (such as Newsela.com; worth checking out). We are still searching, however, for a way to turn some of this into a rubric or lexile number or something that can follow students from year to year, with the goal being creating better differentiated materials, and appropriate interventions. It would also allow students to track their own growth, which is always nice.
Does anyone out there in /r/teachers have such a tool that they use at their school?
Happy to answer any clarifying questions, but any new resources or tools out there would be awesome!
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