The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their well being, and their mental health.
FIFA has always attached great importance to students' language development and reading ability. We will conduct three reading tests for students in a school year and record the test results of each student, then compare the progress of the students in this school year.
What is DAR？
The Diagnostic Assessment of Reading is used by classroom teachers and reading specialists to assess student reading ability in five areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency and reading comprehension. The DAR is most often used to test elementary-aged children; however, some teachers use it to test older students who struggle with reading.
This week, Ms. Teresa arranged for students in Class K to undergo a one-to-one Diagnostic Assessment of Reading. The set diagnostic test is divided into 3 parts, and the test time for each student takes about 15 minutes.
本周，Ms. Teresa 安排 K 班的学生进行一对一的阅读诊断评估。设置诊断测试分为3个部分，每个学生的测试时间大约为15分钟。
Letter Naming Fluency
There will be 26 uppercase and lowercase letters on the Fluency Sheet, and students are required to read the letters in the list within one minute.
Fluency Sheet 有26个大小写字母，要求学生在一分钟内阅读列表中的字母。
Sight Word Fluency
Similar to the first part, students are required to read the vocabulary on the sheet within 1 minute. This part mainly examines the proficiency of students' phonics.
与第一部分类似，要求学生在 1 分钟内阅读纸上的词汇。这部分主要考察学生的拼读能力。
Oral Reading Fluency
Ms. Teresa chose The Bug in Wonders. After reading it, students need to answer two questions based on the content of the story. This part tests the students' oral reading and reading comprehension abilities.
Ms. Teresa选择了Wonders教材中的一篇The Bug。阅读后，学生需要根据故事内容回答两个问题。这部分测试学生的口语阅读和阅读理解能力。
It is very pleasant to see the progress of each K class student. Most of the students did very well. They were affirmed in this diagnostic test and were excited about their gains.