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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

STAR reading report

So apparently sometime this week Aidan took a "STAR Reading computer adaptive reading test".

His Grade Equivalent (GE) score was 1.3, which means that he reads at a level equal to that of a typical first grader after the third month of the school year. (Right on target!)

His Percentile Rank (PR) score was 61 which means that Aidan reads at a level greater than 61% of other students nationally in the same grade which is average.

His Instructional Reading Level (IRL) is "PP" which means "Pre-primer". Basically that he is at least 80% proficient reading pre-primer words and books. (Not sure what that means - what is "pre-primer"?)

His Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is 1.3-2.3 which means that he should be selecting books from that range (I'm guessing this means to pick books for first and second graders, although how I know what grade level a book is on isn't always clear).

So he's doing great on his reading skills! We're very proud because he got this AS WELL AS A HONOR ROLL this 9 weeks. What a smart cookie

Thursday, October 20, 2011

First Nine Weeks! Success!

We've had a few bumps in the road over the past few weeks, but we've successfully navigated the first 9 weeks of school. Today Aidan got his report card both for his general ed class AND for his IEP. Figured you guys would all want to know what's up with him so far!

So for his Annual Goal report based on his IEP, Aidan is making some progress and mastery is anticipated on both goals. Goal one is that Aidan would be able to stay on task for 15 minutes, not interrupt or talk back to teachers --- the report card says that "Aidan is able to stay on task for 15 minutes but has to be reminded to stop talking out of turn. We are working on not interrupting and talking back to the teachers."  He is also working on tying his shoes without prompts, but he's having difficulty with the steps following making the first loop. We're still working on it at home and they're working on it at school, he's just struggling with it. I'm sure we'll have figured it out soon!

On his General Ed report card Aidan did great! HE'S ON A HONOR ROLL!!!!!!!! Congrats to Aidan! He's got a 92 in Reading, an A in Conduct, a 97 in Math, a 92 in English, a 100 in PE, a 100 in Art, and a 100 in Music! I'm super duper proud! 

A couple of weeks ago Aidan also read 8 books in one day so he could get a free pizza. The kid is just too smart!

Oh, AND he got a 100 on his practice spelling test today so he doesn't have to take it tomorrow. But that's usually what he does. He's just that darn smart. So there. :)