How Does Reading Rate Impact Leveling?
By default, reading rate (words correct per minute) is not a major factor influencing students' levels on Literably. If a student reads at or below 7 wcpm, Literably will NOT level the student up, regardless of accuracy and comprehension. Otherwise, reading rate does not impact students' levels.
Note: If your school or district would be interested in automatically incorporating wcpm into leveling decision on Literably, please email us at [email protected]
Are my Students Meeting Expectations for Reading Rate?
In the Rate column, Literably color-codes your students' wcpm scores based on whether or not they are meeting expectations for their grade and time of year, as defined by the Hasbrouck & Tindal oral reading fluency norms.
Note that wcpm expectations increase linearly over the course of the school year. So, a Grade 1 student reading 13 wcpm in March would display as yellow (approaching expectations).
|Meets Expectations||50th percentile - 10 wcpm or above|
|Approaches Expectations||50th percentile - 25 wcpm or above|
|Does Not Meet Expectations||More than 25 wcpm below the 50th percentile|
|N.A.||wcpm expectations are not relevant at this grade and time|
|September 1||January 15||June 1|