Read Naturally, fluency programIf you've placed students in Read Naturally programs, you know that your initial placement decisions are your best guesses as to where the student will be appropriately challenged and make optimal progress. After the student completes three to six stories, you have more specific data about how they are performing in both fluency and comprehension. This is the point at which you should check initial placement to see whether adjustments to the initial level and goal are needed. We're pleased to announce a brand new, FREE tool on our website to make this process easier than ever.

Check out these helpful, easy-to-use calculators for checking initial placement:

Simply enter the data from your student's last three stories, and the calculator will recommend whether to keep current levels/goals or make adjustments. If adjustments are indicated, the calculator will make recommendations for a new level and/or goal. Our hope is that the calculator will make checking initial placement a breeze for busy educators and ensure students are set up to make optimal gains using Read Naturally programs.

For more information about checking initial placement, download these free guides: 


Print out this guide and the Students-at-a-Glance report, and follow the instructions in the guide to interpret the data. 


Print out this guide, and use it in conjunction with your students’ progress graphs.

If you have questions about the checking initial placement process or anything else, we're here to help! Don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know what you need. We love to support you in helping your students soar.