sorry if all been covered before on here but have school report for ds in Yr 4, happy with general comments . However with my older dcs I used to be told things like reading ages and levels in non sats years... nothing concrete in this one like that. Is this usual and can I ask for such things.. ds says they have tests etc but they/we don't get results.
Have never been told reading ages for my DD's. As was pointed out on a thread a couple of days ago schools are only legally bound to give out results at the end of year 2 and year 6, think it is up to them in other years BUT I think you have a right to ask if you want to know.
I take all RA scores with a massive pinch of salt. The Burt test is only decoding and not comprehension. Reading is a very complex skill, especially reading the English language. And it also takes a very long time to truly perfect this skill. Relax, you can if I child is struggling. Just ask the class teacher.
Penelopethefrog - why are you testing a 5.8 yo and a 3.11 yo using a test for 6.4 yo?
letthembe I did it out of curiousity as it was mentioned on this thread . Didn't realise it was for a 6.4yo. Don't think there are too many comprehension issues with words like "girl", "water", "village", "sad" for a 3yo really.
DS was a very early and avid reader, as were his bio dad and I. Because I found his rapid aquisition of reading both startling and fascinating (nature vs nurture etc etc), I used the various free decoding tests knocking around - Burt's, Schonell and the San Diego Quick Assessment (and another one I can't remember). Yes, they only assess decoding skills, but his results were absolutely consistent across the different tests, so I figured they were pretty accurate assessments of a discrete skill-set.
Interesting on the geek-level. And meaningful insofar as it showed me how much phonic knowledge he had acquired.
Just looked at the Burt Test and I don't think I need to test DS to know where he will be. I read with DS (Y1) every day, I know what sort of books he can read, so I can predict where he would stumble. Besides, I don't really want to put DS through getting 10 words wrong, that would be frustrating for him.
Gadid - I think that is a very sensible approach. I don't test my children and I have a whole of resources at my finger tips. I leave that to the school and I concentrate on the joy and purpose of learning at home.