Evaluación del Desarrollo de la Lectura 2

  • Olivia A. Ruiz
  • Vivian M. Cuesta
For dual language, bilingual, and immersion classrooms, EDL2+ is a Spanish criterion-based, authentic benchmark/interim assessment for evaluating student reading level and reading behaviors in Kindergarten through Grade 6. EDL2+ determines independent or instructional levels on reading engagement, oral reading fluency, and reading comprehension. For struggling readers, EDL2+ helps create instructional groupings and informs instructional practice through progress monitoring and targeted skill-based interventions. The EDL2+ is the most current version of the DRA in Spanish. See our Guidance on using this assessment remotely.
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EDL2 Benchmark Books K-6 1 Year Subscription (Digital)
A103000232508 Qualification Level A

Includes K-6 teacher license for 2022–2023 academic year to access digital benchmark books; prior kit purchase required for administration and scoring




Publication date:
2007 (original EDL2), 2014 (Word Analysis)
Age range:
Grades K-8
Qualification level:
Completion time:
Variable, depending on book and student
Paper/pencil or digital
Scoring options:
Manual or online
Words per minute
System requirements:
EDL2+ can be used on a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Mac recommendations: Safari or Chrome. PC recommendations: Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Remote learning guidance

Product Details

Evaluación del desarrollo de la lectura 2 (EDL2+) has been widely field tested to support literacy assessment for Spanish-speaking students with the goal to help native speakers and those learning the language to become successful readers.

Would you like to...

  • Identify a student’s independent reading level and document their progress over time?
  • Provide powerful instruction and tailor teaching based on the specific needs of each student?
  • Provide a common literacy language across schools?
  • Identify critical points of intervention and compare your students’ progress with benchmark expectations?
  • Allocate instructional materials and personnel resources more effectively?
  • Group students based on their specific literacy needs?

EDL2+ can help! This research-based literacy solution provides you with the right mix of tools to assess your students' literacy skills, effectively tailor your instruction, and monitor their progress.

EDL2+ supports students

Need tools to evaluate numerous facets of your students’ literacy competence, especially for struggling readers? One of these individual diagnostics, Word Analysis (EDL2 Análisis de palabras), includes 30 tasks designed to evaluate:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Metalanguage
  • Letter and word recognition
  • Structural analysis and syllabication

EDL2+ supports teachers

Instructional guidance in the EDL2+ helps teachers interpret scores and use them to improve classroom instruction. Allowing comparisons to other familiar leveling systems, teachers can build customized lesson plans based on EDL2+ scores.

Most importantly, the EDL2+ provides clear decision points for efficient and appropriate use of Benchmark Assessment with the additional Word Analysis resource for struggling readers and/or the Progress Monitoring Assessment.

Teachers need an efficient way to measure each student’s literacy strengths and areas of need and juggle both organizational and instructional tasks. EDL2+ gives you the tools you need to:

  • Quickly identify the strengths and instructional needs of each student
  • Help students develop effective word analysis skills and strategies needed to read and comprehend more complex texts
  • Report efficiently and effectively at individual student and classroom/large group levels
  • Plan effectively for instruction and monitor progress over time
  • Engage students with digital book formats! Use the books on a computer or screen with individual, small group, or full classroom options. Digital book features (e.g., annotation) make the books come alive! See the “Partner” tab for more information on digital books.

Progress Monitoring (Verificar el progreso)

Use the EDL2+ Verificar el progreso to measure reading growth and ensure students are receiving the precise instruction needed to achieve reading success. The EDL2+ provides:

  • 95 brief, leveled books and passage-specific Teacher Observation Guides
  • Books starting at Level 4 through Level 60
  • Fiction and nonfiction texts across levels

Go Digital with EDL2+

Did you know that EDL2+ has an online platform? Connect your EDL2+ work with DRA3 and save time. You can now assess, score, report, and maintain student records all in one place!

Enhance your communication with the EDL2+ scoring and reporting 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 student data at the student, class, school, district, or even state level 
  • New digital versions of books available

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