Guided Reading – AR Conversion Chart

Oak Park Elementary

September, 2011

Identify ZPD

Identify each student’s grade-equivalent (GE) score. The corresponding ZPD is a recommended book-level range for the student. If books in that range seem too hard or easy for a student, choose a new range or create a wider one that better matches the student’s abilities.

Set Goals

Average percent correctThe most important goal for all students is to average 85% or higher on Reading Practice Quizzes. Meeting this goal has significant impact on reading growth. Averages of 90% and higher are associated with even greater gains. If a student struggles to maintain the minimum average, talk to the student and find out why. Then decide on a strategy that will lead to success.

Point goalsThe chart shows the number of points students are expected to earn based on GE and time spent reading. These are estimates—set goals that are realistic for individual students.

 

 

 

20 Min. Daily Practice2

30 Min. Daily Practice2

F&P

Levels

GradeEquiv-alent¹

Suggested ZPD2

Points per week

Points per 6 weeks

Points per 9 weeks

Points per week

Points per 6 weeks

Points per 9 weeks

A

0.0 – 0.25

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B

0.5

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C

0.75

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D-G

1.0

1.0-2.0

.6

3.3

5.0

.9

5.0

7.5

H-J

1.5

1.5-2.5

.6

3.7

5.7

1.0

5.5

8.5

J-L

2.0

2.0-3.0

.7

4.3

6.3

1.1

6.5

9.5

M

2.5

2.3-3.3

.8

4.7

7.0

1.2

7.0

10.5

N

3.0

2.6-3.6

.8

5.0

7.7

1.3

7.5

11.5

O-P

3.5

2.8-4.0

.9

5.3

8.0

1.4

8.0

12.0

Q

4.0

3.0-4.5

.9

5.7

8.3

1.4

8.5

12.5

R

4.5

3.2-5.0

1.0

6.3

9.7

1.6

9.5

14.5

S-T

5.0

3.4-5.4

1.2

7.0

10.7

1.8

10.5

16.0

U-W

5.5

3.7-5.7

1.3

7.7

11.7

2.0

11.5

17.5

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6.0

4.0-6.1

1.4

8.3

13.0

2.1

12.5

19.5

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6.5

4.2-6.5

1.5

9.3

13.7

2.3

14

20.5

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7.0

4.3-7.0

1.6

9.7

14.7

2.5

14.5

22.0

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7.5

4.4-7.5

1.8

10.7

16.0

2.7

16.0

24.0

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8.0

4.5-8.0

1.9

11.3

16.7

2.8

17.0

25.0