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@example.com.
Are My Students Meeting Expectations for Reading Rate?
In the Rate column, Literably color-codes your students' wcpm scores based on their risk level. These risk levels were determined internally based on Literably's national norms and data matching Literably reading rates to students' performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
Note that wcpm expectations increase linearly over the course of the school year between seasons. For example, the "exceeds expectations" cutoff for November 7 for a second-grader would be 65.
|Exceeds Expectations||Very low risk of reading failure|
|Meets Expectations||Low risk of reading failure|
|Approaches Expectations||Some risk of reading failure|
|Does Not Meet Expectations||High risk of reading failure|
|N.A.||wcpm expectations are not relevant at this grade and time|
|September 1||January 15||June 1|