Here we are in the second half of the school year—already! Are you ready to see your Read Naturally students crush their goals and accelerate their progress? As you know, they will improve most rapidly when they’re working in the sweet spot of challenging but not frustrating material. Thanks to the detailed graphs and reports in Read Naturally Live, finding this sweet spot is easier than ever.

The Students-at-a-Glance report is a particularly useful tool for quickly identifying students who are not working with optimal levels or goals, or students who need extra support in key areas. This report includes a student-by-student summary of results for Read Naturally Live stories passed. It shows the data as averages of the first three stories and last three stories, which provides trend data about fluency and comprehension in a usable format. Teachers use this data to make important decisions about whether to adjust levels and goals and/or provide additional instruction.

Our curriculum team put together a useful guide, Interpreting Actionable Data on Students-at-a-Glance Report, which describes all aspects of this important report, including specific numbers and percentages teachers should look for when determining whether to make a change.

For example, the Students-at-a-Glance report shows the average number of practices it takes each student to meet their goal. If this number is less than 3 for a particular student, that student’s level or goal may be too easy. If this number is greater than 10, the level or goal may be too challenging. Similarly, if the average score on a student’s first attempt at the quiz is less than 80%, the student needs extra support in comprehension.

At a minimum, teachers should generate a current Students at-a-Glance report to:

  • Check initial placement after students complete their first three to six stories.
  • Monitor student performance after students complete the first 12 stories in a level to determine if a change in level or goal is indicated.
  • Monitor student performance after students complete all 24 stories in a level to determine if a student should advance to the next level or work in a different series at the same level.

However, when you know what to look for and how to interpret the data, you may find yourself checking this report much more frequently in order to best support your students’ progress. 

Monitoring progress is essential to ensure your students are working in appropriate levels, with appropriate goals, and receiving the support they need in order to tackle challenges. Check out Interpreting Actionable Data on Students-at-a-Glance Report to learn more about how this report can help you change student outcomes for the better.