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This past week, I had the wonderful pleasure of talking to and “meeting” the product marketing manager of Raz-Kids from the Learning A-Z company. You all I know I *adore* Raz-Kids and I have been using it for about 5 years now with my students. You can read a little about how I use Raz-Kids in the classroom by clicking HERE.
If you’re not familiar with Raz-Kids, in a nutshell, it is a virtual library where your students can access hundreds of books that are on their guided reading level. It allows them to listen to the book, read the book on their own, and take a comprehension quiz on the book. In the meantime, they earn stars to build a virtual rocket as they read more and more books.
Lately, I’ve started to really take a look at all of the features “behind the scenes” in Raz-Kids. In a world of data, assessment, and data-driven instruction, anything that can give me information on my students’ progress is a huge perk in my eyes. I have my formal observation coming up and I’ve been taking a look at all of the ways I gather information about my students to drive my instruction. My students use Raz-Kids DAILY so I figured this was a very valuable source of data for me.
One of the neat features Raz-Kids has is the ability to look at many different reports about your students on the site. The one I am obsessed with right now is the skills report. After my students take quizzes on the independent books they read, it calculates percentages and breaks down each comprehension skill to give me a quick snapshot of which skills my students’ are mastering and which skills my students just “do not get.”
This weekend, I randomly looked at a skill report from three students, each in a different guided reading group.