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DD1 has been at secondary school for just over a week and they have assessed her reading level as 2.3

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Ilovegeorgeclooney Sun 15-Sep-13 22:35:54

It could be her school uses the Accelerated Reading scheme - children take an initial test that gives them a reading level in decimals and then they have to pick books from a range eg 2.3-3.4. It is very effective for some pupils.

saintlyjimjams Sat 14-Sep-13 16:57:07

It's usual to see CAMHS for learning disabities (for school age kids)

She has had a learning mentor, play therapy, MAST meetings and now CAMHS. I don't really know who is for what but it has been mentioned that she might need to see an educational psychologist.

The books she has read over the summer are the wrong website and the worst thing about my sister. This was part of the library reading challenge and she was able to talk about the after.

I think I will try and speak to the school.

Cheryzan Sat 14-Sep-13 13:16:34

What has CAMHS got to do with learning difficulties? How very odd.

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty. Sometimes it's called SpLD - specific learning difficulties.

Something very strange is going on. Was the 3 for reading? If so she could have got a 3 on the SATs paper yet only really be a level 2b. Depends whether you're testing reading comprehension (SATS paper) or reading (age).

However, if she was only a 2b I don't think she'd be able to read JW books by herself. Maybe the very easiest ones which are meant for 5 - 8 year olds

She has been diagnosed as mildly dyslexic and is currently being seen by CAMHS as her primary school thought there maybe possible learning difficulties.

Her levels at the end of primary were all 3 and 4s so was wandering if this was a different set of levels for secondary school.

She reads Jacqueline Wilson try books at home and was a quick reader by the time she left her last school.

Her secondary school are very hot on reading and all children must spend 30 minutes everyday doing it.

Thank you I will try and contact her tutor.

BrigitBigKnickers Sat 14-Sep-13 11:21:30

2.0 - 2c
2.3- 2b

2b is the expected level for a 7 year old at the end of year 2.

What did she get at the end of Junior school?
Surely her junior school flagged up problems with reading?

If the assessment is correct she will need a serious amount of support. I would make an appointment with the SENco ASAP to ask how they are going to address her needs.

prettydaisies Sat 14-Sep-13 10:20:57

Do they use accelerated reader? It could be that.

SanityClause Sat 14-Sep-13 10:12:34

The levels in secondary school are the same as junior school. Definitely contact the school to find out what can be done to support her.

PurpleGirly Sat 14-Sep-13 10:10:26

What level did she leave primary with??

Decisiontimesoon Sat 14-Sep-13 10:08:32

Ask the school - you should be able to email her tutor/teacher to get more info.

Cheryzan Sat 14-Sep-13 07:05:14

2.3 sounds like a 2C

How is her reading? Can she read a novel? To herself, in bed?

Kez100 Fri 13-Sep-13 22:20:50

It may be that by reading they really mean comprehension which is often the case at secondary.

My son (who is dyslexic) could read words but wouldn't know what they were about afterwards. Or you could read the words to him and he would understand them, but he couldn't do both at the same time. His 'reading' age at secondary was assessed as his comprehension level after reading and that was pretty low.

What does this mean?

I am guessing it is not the same as the primary levels as that would be red or yellow band and she can definitely read better than that.


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