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#1 just-bubs

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

Hi Everyone,

My DD1 is 2 weeks in kindergarten.

I received an email from her teacher today by saying:

"I am currently doing assessments with all children and will endeavour to finish by Friday. *** is assessed as reading at an instructional level of 11."

What does this level 11 mean?
Too high, too low or just right?
What should I do?

So confused.

Anyone knows about this? (forget to mention that we are in Sydney, NSW)

Many thanks in advance.

Edited by just-bubs, 13 February 2013 - 01:50 PM.


#2 bark

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

So, the child can read already?

#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Reading levels are 1-30 and correspond (off the top of my head, and therefore approximate only) to Level 10 about 6yo/after 1 year of school, Level 15-20 at approx 7 years/after 2 years of school, Level 25ish at 8 years old/after 3 years of school, level 30 at some point between the end of Year 3 and 12 years old.

So for DD to be reading level 11 after 2 weeks in FYOS she is reading ahead of her age. She will be working on Level 11 books at school but will likely bring home 9 or 10 for independent reading at home. This does not mean she is a super gifted reader or that she will continue to be approximately a year ahead in reading she may now slow or plateau - often this happens between 15 and 20. But it means she will be working with vocabulary, words and thinking at level 11 during class and is doing wonderfully with her reading so far.

#4 just-bubs

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Thank you everyone for your answers.  original.gif

Unfortunately English is my second language in a country where it's the main language spoken. And I am not familiar with Australia Education System at all. Your comments are very useful for me.

Since my work takes up most of the daylight hours, I don't know many parents nor children and their children's level of knowledge, or what's to be expected. This forum is really good place for me to go.  original.gif

Have a good day.




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