Developmental Reading Assessment | Third Edition

DRA™3
DRA offers educators the tools they need to observe and document student reading level and helps inform instructional practice. Further information regarding remote administration of this assessment

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    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

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    from $378.00
  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

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  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

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  • Training

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    All tests & materials offered for DRA™3

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  • DRA3 Kit Grades K-3
    A103000178932 Qualification Level A

    Includes Benchmark Assessment Books, K–3 Benchmark Assessment Teacher Guide, Word Analysis Teacher Guide, Progress Monitoring Assessment Teacher Guide, K–3 Benchmark Assessment Blackline Masters, Word Analysis Student Assessment Book, Routine Cards, Level Estimator Word List, K–3 Directions Card, Student Assessment Folders, hanging file folders. For a limited time, an online subscription good through the current school year for up to 30 students is included with each kit purchased.

    $456.80

  • DRA3 Kit Grades 4-8
    A103000178933 Qualification Level A

    Benchmark Assessment Books, 4–8 Benchmark Assessment Teacher Guide, Word Analysis Teacher Guide, Progress Monitoring Assessment Teacher Guide, 4–8 Benchmark Assessment Blackline Masters, Word Analysis Student Assessment Book, Routine Cards, Level Estimator Word List, 4–8 Directions Card, Student Assessment Folders, hanging file folders. For a limited time, an online subscription good through the current school year for up to 30 students is included with each kit purchased.

    $378.00

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Benchmark Assessment Teacher Guide (Print)
    A102001600006 Qualification Level A

    $48.60

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Benchmark Assessment Teacher Guide (Print)
    A102001600019 Qualification Level A

    $48.30

  • DRA3 Student Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A102001600024 Qualification Level A

    As a new kit purchaser, you can obtain 30 free student licenses to the DRA3 digital version, our web-based administration and scoring platform for the DRA3. License term is within the current school year (August 1-July 31). For example, if purchased in October, free access for 30 students is provided until the end of that current school year on July 31. DRA3 Kit purchase required for DRA3 Online access.

    $2.10

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Benchmark Assessment Blackline Masters (Print)
    A102001600011 Qualification Level A

    $62.50

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Benchmark Assessment Blackline Masters (Print)
    A102001600022 Qualification Level A

    $62.50

  • DRA3 Word Analysis Teacher Guide (Print)
    A102001600007 Qualification Level A

    $48.30

  • DRA3 Progress Monitoring Assessment Teacher Guide (Print)
    A102001600008 Qualification Level A

    $48.30

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Benchmark Books Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A103000232504 Qualification Level A

    Includes teacher license for 2022–2023 academic year to access digital benchmark books; prior kit purchase required for administration and scoring

    $15.50

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Benchmark Books Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    A103000232505 Qualification Level A

    Includes teacher license for 2022–2023 academic year to access digital benchmark books; prior kit purchase required for administration and scoring

    $15.50

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Benchmark Books Replacement Set Levels A-16 (Print)
    A102001600003 Qualification Level A

    Includes DRA3 Levels A-16

    $248.40

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Benchmark Books Replacement Set Levels 18-40 (Print)
    A102001600004 Qualification Level A

    Includes DRA3 Levels 18-40

    $189.00

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Benchmark Books Replacement Set (Print)
    A102001600018 Qualification Level A

    Includes DRA3 Levels 40-80 and Intermediate Bridge Levels 20-38

    $189.00

  • DRA3 Word Analysis Student Assessment Book (Print)
    A102001600014 Qualification Level A

    $44.10

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Directions Card (Print)
    A102001600013 Qualification Level A

    Includes Record of Oral Reading Guidelines and Assessment Procedures Overview

    $5.60

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Directions Card (Print)
    A102001600020 Qualification Level A

    Includes Record of Oral Reading Guidelines and Assessment Procedures Overview

    $5.60

  • DRA3 Level Estimator Word List (Print)
    A102001600010 Qualification Level A

    $13.70

  • DRA3 Grades K-6 Routine Cards Set Qty 1 (Print)
    A102001600005 Qualification Level A

    Includes 5 cards

    $41.00

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Student Folders Qty 30 (Print)
    A102001600012 Qualification Level A

    $19.50

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Student Folders Qty 30 (Print)
    A102001600023 Qualification Level A

    $19.50

  • DRA3 Grades 4-8 Hanging Files Qty 33 (Print)
    A102001600021 Qualification Level A

    $48.30

  • DRA3 Grades K-3 Hanging Files Qty 75 (Print)
    A102001600015 Qualification Level A

    $64.60

  • DRA3 Benchmarking Essentials with Paper Administration Live Webinar 3 Hours
    A103000072430 Qualification Level A

    This 3-hour session introduces participants to the DRA3 kit components for paper administration. Participants will learn how to benchmark students, complete the continuum on the Teacher Observation Guide, and use the new Level Estimator. This session also provided a brief overview of Word Analysis and Progress Monitoring. Price includes up to 30 people per session.

    Training orders will be processed within 5-7 business days of order placement. A training consultant will contact you to coordinate your training. Training dates are scheduled 4-6 weeks from order placement.

    $2,100.00

  • DRA3 Benchmarking, Progress Monitoring, and Word Analysis Essentials Live Webinar 6 Hours
    A103000072431 Qualification Level A

    This 6-hour session will emphasize the strong connection between the DRA3 and reading achievement. Participants will be introduced to the DRA3 platform and kit components and learn how to consistently benchmark students, complete the new streamlined continuum on the Teacher Observation Guide, and use the new Level Estimator. This session also covers the efficient and appropriate use of Word Analysis and Progress Monitoring with the DRA3 Benchmark Assessment to observe struggling and emerging readers. Participants will learn how to use the DRA3 either the paper-scoring or digital platform to organize student information and data, launch assessments for scoring, and generate reports. Price includes up to 30 people per session.

    Training orders will be processed within 5-7 business days of order placement. A training consultant will contact you to coordinate your training. Training dates are scheduled 4-6 weeks from order placement.

    $4,000.00

  • DRA3 Benchmarking Essentials on the Digital Platform Live Webinar 3 Hours
    A103000150992 Qualification Level A

    This 3-hour session introduces participants to the DRA3 kit resources and how to navigate the DRA3 digital platform. Participants will learn how to benchmark students, complete the continuum on the Teacher Observation Guide, and use the new Level Estimator. This session also provided a brief overview of Word Analysis and Progress Monitoring. Price includes up to 30 people per session.

    Training orders will be processed within 5-7 business days of order placement. A training consultant will contact you to coordinate your training. Training dates are scheduled 4-6 weeks from order placement.

    $2,100.00

  • DRA3 Benchmarking, Progress Monitoring, and Word Analysis Essentials in Person 6 Hours
    A103000150990 Qualification Level A

    This 6-hour session will emphasize the strong connection between the DRA3 and reading achievement. Participants will be introduced to the DRA3 platform and kit components and learn how to consistently benchmark students, complete the new streamlined continuum on the Teacher Observation Guide, and use the new Level Estimator. This session also covers the efficient and appropriate use of Word Analysis and Progress Monitoring with the DRA3 Benchmark Assessment to observe struggling and emerging readers. Participants will learn how to use the DRA3 either the paper-scoring or digital platform to organize student information and data, launch assessments for scoring, and generate reports. Price includes up to 30 people per session.

    Training orders will be processed within 5-7 business days of order placement. A training consultant will contact you to coordinate your training. Training dates are scheduled 4-6 weeks from order placement.

    $7,000.00

  • DRA3 Live Question and Answer Virtual 1 Hour
    A103000150994 Qualification Level A

    This 1-hour Q&A session supports participants who have attended a previous session or are familiar with the assessment. A Pearson expert will meet with participants to address follow-up questions and support specific assessment-related needs. To use the hour efficiently, participants will submit questions in advance. Price includes up to 30 people per session.

    Training orders will be processed within 5-7 business days of order placement. A training consultant will contact you to coordinate your training. Training dates are scheduled 4-6 weeks from order placement.

    $500.00

Overview

Qualification level:

A

Scoring options:

Manual or online

System requirements:

DRA3 can be used on a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Mac recommendations: Safari or Chrome. PC recommendations: Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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Product Details

 

The DRA3 combines three decades of teacher input with the latest research to validate the premier reading assessment of individual student reading behaviors in the classroom.

Benefits

DRA3 offers:

  • More than 100 fiction and nonfiction books to provide your students ample choices and more stories for each reading level
  • A word list screener to quickly estimate reading levels before you begin testing or for new students entering a school or district. Learn more about the Level estimator.
  • Teacher Observation Guides (record forms) to facilitate easier recording and efficient assigning of scores
  • Teacher Guides to ensure important administration procedures, decision points, and other information are all easier to find, understand, and implement with fidelity
  • Updated comprehension scoring criteria
  • Reading Engagement as an optional component of Benchmark Assessment
  • All complementary and paid training resources and related content for instruction and intervention are available online

With DRA3, teachers can:

  • Determine each student's independent or instructional reading level with an evaluation of three components of reading: reading engagement, oral reading fluency, and comprehension.
  • Quickly determine students' instructional needs to create a plan documenting what each student needs to learn next with the Focus for Instruction. Once the assessment is complete, teachers can use this information to differentiate instruction and create instructional groups.
  • As appropriate, a teacher can obtain more in-depth information for an individual student with DRA Word Analysis. This diagnostic assessment provides educators with a systematic means to observe how struggling and emerging readers attend to and work with various components of spoken and written words.

Features

  • Level estimator
    Exclusive to DRA3! Save time to quickly identify estimated student reading levels before you begin testing. Learn more about the Level estimator, giving you an indication of where to begin instruction.

DRA3's consolidated digital offering:

  • Assess, score, report, access, and maintain student records all in one place through DRA3's new online platform! An online subscription for up to 30 students is included with each kit purchased. View the platform!
  • Provides educators data entry and administration in a new browser-based solution that can be used on any compatible device (e.g., laptop, desktop or tablet)
  • Offers expanded reporting options beyond those available from a paper-only assessment
  • Easily captures, stores, and reports DRA3 student data at the student, class, school, district, or even state level

DRA3's instructional guidance helps reading teachers interpret DRA3 scores and use them to improve classroom instruction by providing:

  • Comparisons to other familiar leveling systems
  • Strategies teachers can use to build customized lesson plans based on DRA3 student and classroom scores
  • Time-tested ideas introduced in DRA2's Focus for Instruction and Moving into Instruction components
  • Clearer guidance decision points for efficient and appropriate use of DRA3 Benchmark Assessment with Word Analysis and/or Progress Monitoring Assessment

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