Rate/WCPM/Fluency Expectations

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 support@literably.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.

Key

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
Grade K N.A. N.A. N.A.
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Grade 1 39 56 63
  31 49 53
  19 31 36
  0 0 0
Grade 2 60 69 80
  51 61 71
  48 57 67
  0 0 0
Grade 3 79 88 92
  70 79 82
  59 71 71
  0
 Grade 4 94 104  118
  86 95 108
  79 87  100
 
 Grade 5 108 114 116
  95 101 102
  88 94 94
 
 Grade 6 113 117 132
  103 106 110
  93 96 100
 
 Grade 7 118 126 140
  105 109 112
  95 98 101
 
Grade 8 123 136  141 
  107 111 113
  96 99 102
 
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