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What is the DRA?
        DRA stands for Developmental Reading Assessment.  This is one of the tools we use at Harrisburg to assess a student's reading ability and comprehension level.  We use the scores from the DRA to track a student's progress and to make sure he/she is reading books that are appropriate for his/her reading level.

In order to be considered reading "on grade level" a child must be able to read at or above the level for his grade during the appropriate quarter.  

The following graph shows the level that a child should be able to read at each quarter.

Grade
Quarter
DRA Level
Kindergarten
Q1
A

Q2
1

Q3
2

Q4
3
First Grade
Q1
4

Q2
8

Q3
12

Q4
16
Second Grade
Q1
18

Q2
20

Q3
24

Q4
28
Third Grade
Q1
30

Q2
34


Q3

Q4
38
Fourth Grade
           
40
Fifth Grade

44