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Corrective Reading Placement Guidelines 

Who Needs Corrective Reading?

The following describes characteristics of students who benefit from the Decoding strand, the Comprehension strand, or both.  Note that the Placement Tests for Decoding and Comprehension provide a more detailed profile of what students need to learn and which level of the program is most appropriate for them.

 

Decoding A:  For students in grades 3 through 12 who read so haltingly or inaccurately they can’t understand what they read.

 

Decoding B1:  For students in grades 3 through 12 who do not read at an adequate rate and who confuse words.

 

Decoding B2:  For students in grades 3 through 12 who do not read at an adequate rate and who confuse words.

 

Decoding C:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who have trouble decoding multisyllabic words and typical textbook material.

 

Comprehension A:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who cannot understand orally presented concepts that underlie much of the material being taught.

 

Comprehension A Fast Cycle:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who are weak in comprehension skills but not as weak as students who place in regular Comprehension A.

 

Comprehension B1:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who have difficulty with conclusions, deductions, and contradictions.

 

Comprehension B1 Fast Cycle:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who lack important comprehension and reasoning skills but who will probably learn these skills faster than students who place in regular Comprehension B1.

 

Comprehension B2:  For students in grades 4 through 12 who have difficulty with conclusions, deductions, and contradictions.

 

Comprehension C:  For students in grades 5 and up who can’t comprehend grade-level textbooks, do not learn well from material they read, or have trouble thinking critically.