Analyzing ORFs

Today, we had early release. It's new. Our district has given us one early release each month.  It's so we can get caught up on paperwork, collaborate with our team, plan, etc...

I'm actually excited about it...except it's not really early release. It's only an hour early. ha!

What did we do today??

We got together with our team and analyzed our data.


More specifically, we analyze our oral reading fluency tests (ORFs)

Here's what we did...

After we have their data, we tried to figure out if they were:

Slow and wrong
Slow and right
Fast and wrong
Fast and right

If they are fast, they are meeting the minimum words per minute.  If they are right, they are getting at least 95% of the words correct.

Slow and wrongThese are your lowest students. Do a screener—phonics or maybe even a phonemic awareness screener.

Slow and rightThink about it—why are they slow??
You may need to do a phonics screener...or maybe a fluency group?

Fast and wrongDo a screener:
Why are they wrong??
They may need phonics intervention

Fast and rightEnrichment students:
give these students activities such as literature circles, Time for kids/Scholastic magazines, etc to enhance their comprehension skills.

Take into account why your slow and rights are slow...are they slow because they are sounding out each word and struggling, or are they slow because that is how they are normally??

I put it into a pretty little chart for you...We've used something like this in the past, but I couldn't find it, so I just quickly made one. 

Would you like to know which box most of my kids are in??

Sure, I'll tell ya...

I have THIRTEEN SLOW AND WRONG students - just in case, I'll give you the standard form for that number...13. ONE Slow and right, and THREE Fast and Right....which means I have THREE students who are on grade level.

Now, what do we do with those kids???

the slow and wrongs are the target group, and those get separated into smaller groups - we use Barton, Voyager, 95% Group, etc...some are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, all just depends on who needs what...and we progress monitor every two weeks and adjust the groups as needed....

Click any of the pics above to grab a copy...let me know what YOU guys do for your intervention...

Oh!  wanted to show you my latest craft...

It's my new purse!! I made that....I'm so proud of myself.

No, I didn't do a step by step as I was doing it - sorry....I just kind of did


Casey Wiggins said...

Your early release day sounds so nice Jen. In our district we have these, but we are required to participate in whole school professional development for almost all of them. I would love to sit with my team and get things done! :)

Second Grade Math Maniac

Suzy Q said...

Ditto, Casey. We have two early releases per year, but then admin schedules some meeting that makes us all wish we were back teaching the full day!

The Colorful Apple said...

I'm jealous of your early release and that you get to work with your team! In our district we have to do PD after school for two hours - long day!

The bag is cute!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Ash said...

Well you lucky duck! Enjoy your early release even if it is only an hour meeting.

Love the purse you made! The fabric is adorable!

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Unknown said...

This is a great quick think tool after assessments! I am in a new district and instead of using Diebels we are using DRA to assess but in general this is a good check for any fluency assessment. My new school gives us early release once a week on Wednesday's which is also very new to me but I love it! Most of them are PD days through the district but 16 of them are for us to get things like this done and I so appreciate the time!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Traci Clausen said...

Your "slow and wrongs" will get there. They have YOU for a teacher!
Too bad you didn't do a step by step on the bag - guess you'll just have to make me one! ;P
It is super cute!

Jenn Long said...

I love this idea! Cute purse too!

A Pirates Life for Us

Jenn Long said...

I love this idea! Cute purse too!

A Pirates Life for Us

Em Hutchison said...

I am so excited to find your blog. I saw your new bag (love it!) and new this was the blog for me to follow. Looking forward to it!


danae said...

It sounds like you and I are leaders of the same kind of classroom. I'm close to you in Palm Bay and teach a "Remedial" 2nd grade class. We ability group our students. I'll be following you closely for your neat activites and helpful hints :)

amy said...

We have collaboration meetings every 6 weeks during the school day. Subs are brought in to cover our classrooms and we have an hour to discuss our students needs. I like the chart you are useing because it takes into account the fluency and comprehension. We had one child who read in the target range, but the accuracy was below 80%. If you only look at the speed children like this one could easily get overlooked.
I believe you will be able to get your students on track. You seem to be a wonderful teacher who has a lot of knowledge and inovative ways to keep your students engaged.
P.S. Your bag is super cute!
Where Seconds Count

Unknown said...

Is anyone aggregating the data that you're collecting on a local level? Tour post is a novel example of actionable analytics with a very small data set, but it seems obvious that districts and even states might be able to use this information with big data analytics techniques to shape student curricula.

Great blog!

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