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In the Inst. Level column of your teacher dashboard, you will find each student's instructional level listed.
A student's instructional reading level is defined as the highest level at which the student has scored >=90% accuracy and >=60% comprehension. Meeting this score threshold can also be considered "passing" the level.
- Note: If the student has not scored >=90% accuracy and >=60% comprehension at any level, then we define it as one level below the lowest level at which they've assessed.
Another way of understanding a student's instructional level is to think of it as the level where they can still read successfully but may need some assistance from a teacher and may, at times, feel “stretched” or challenged in their thinking.
Confirmed vs. Estimated (*) Instructional Level:
An instructional level on Literably is considered confirmed when:
- a student has passed a level on Literably and her latest leveling recommendation is either +0 or down to a level that she has already passed, or
- a student passes level Z, or does not pass level A.
For students with an uncertain instructional level, Literably reports the estimated instructional level, with an asterisk (*). These predictions are based on our expectations of where a student is likely to end up once she has completed her re-assessments. As an example, let’s take a look at Hermione Granger in the sample dashboard below:
Hermione’s instructional reading level is O*. To know why, we can take a closer look at her assessment history (by clicking on her name via the dashboard):
On her February 13 assessment, Hermione scored BELOW the instructional level threshold for accuracy on The Worst Witch (P). As such, Literably has estimated Hermione’s instructional level to be one level below P, which is O.
In this case, Literably is estimating (or predicting) that Hermione's current instructional level is O; however, Literably will not be able to confirm this until Hermione actually assesses on a level O text. As such, Literably has placed an * next to the level O.
If Hermione reassesses on an O-level text and receives a leveling recommendation of +0, the level will be confirmed, and the * will no longer appear next to the level O.
Once a student reads a text above the instructional threshold at a particular level (e.g., a level M text), we will not move the student below that "floor" level (e.g., level M) for the rest of the school year (i.e., their instructional level and next assessment recommendation will not move below that floor).
For more details about Literably's floor logic, click here.