While every student is an individual and his path to success will be unique, it helps to see charts of students who have tackled learning to read, and have used CyberSlate to practice and measure their progress. Here are their charts.
When you begin your Reading Passages in CyberSlate, you can start comparing your charts immediately after the first session. Here are a few beginning charts of students who became successful readers.
Alex began in the Grade 5 book. His first score was 45 words per minute with 3 learning opportunities. Each day he increased his score, so in the 7 days it took to pass out of that story, he more than doubled his score. This pattern was repeated in subsequent stories. His first read scores are also rising and his error count decreasing. Alex subsequently gained more than two years per year in Reading Fluency.
- Only the best score each day is shown.
- Most of these sessions were at home, indicated by the “donut dot.” School sessions are indicated by solid dots.
- A low error count like Alex’ indicates that there are some words in the passage requiring him to decode – so the passage is at a good learning level for him.
- From Story 3 on, Alexe began to complete this exercise four or five times per day, and passed faster from story to story.
Here is Olga’s beginning chart on Grade 4 materials. She is passing within 3 or 4 days, partly because she reads on an average of 4 times per day, both at home and at school.
Olga’s first reads are around 100, and her average errors is 1. These are all indicators of a good fit. At this rate she will advance more than two reading grades per year.