How does Reading Plus data identify pupils’ reading gaps?

Actionable data at your fingertips

Reading Plus provides teachers quick access to reports showing growth at pupil, class, and school levels. Teachers’ time is saved assessing, planning, and identifying where pupils need support. For pupils needing additional help, printable intervention materials in specific reading skills are provided for group or one-to-one settings. Management and senior leaders can easily access and interpret trust-level reporting data.

Understand your pupils’ reading gaps.

Teachers can review their pupils; personalised diagnostic profiles via The Screening Report on Reading Plus. This report groups pupils by instructional needs to determine which pupils need comprehension, vocabulary, and silent reading rate development support with Reading Plus. Teachers can easily see which pupils will likely finish and pass the SATs paper and which need additional help.

Progress benchmarking

The InSight assessment can be re-administered twice to provide valuable benchmarking for mid-year and end-of-year reading improvement. This report helps teachers to monitor pupils’ progress over time – and determine how Reading Plus usage impacts their growth.

Predict if pupils are at the required SATs level.

The Projected Growth Report predicts pupil growth over time based on each pupil’s assessment results and progress throughout the year. The report enables teachers to identify pupils on track to reach their end-of-year goals – and inform decisions about how best to support those pupils who may be at risk of not reaching their goals.

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The programme’s features, including the initial baseline assessment, are extremely valuable as they allowed us to understand the groupings of the students and how we could tailor the lessons. Data from the reporting feature also meant that teachers could target students making the least progress, showing which barriers prevented them from achieving high results or progress with their reading.

Andrea Creegan, Curriculum Lead of English at Farringdon Community Academy,

What I like most about the programme is how it accurately monitors the children’s reading progress. The accurate assessments and how easy it is to navigate, manage and use. The Insight Assessment feature is brilliant. We plan interventions from this data. We deliver interventions for lower and high-attaining children and also, to children who are just below the expected level.

Year 6 Class Teacher from Sankey Valley St James CE Primary School

We have noticed a positive correlation between the Reading Plus baseline and comprehension scores in school assessments. The positive outcomes and connections on reading fluency and comprehension due to Reading Plus are clear to us. The baseline assessment has been a valuable tool to help teachers identify key children in the guided reading sessions, general groups, and comprehension groups who need additional support with specific areas of reading.

Annabel Phelan, English Leader from St Fidelis Catholic Primary School

Using the initial baseline assessment on Reading Plus showed where pupils excelled in their understanding and confirmed their gaps.
For pupils who were reading well below age-related expectations, the baseline assessment provided an analysis of each aspect of reading that they were struggling with. In the skills tab on Reading Plus, there is a section called teaching tools. This provides intervention materials that can be printed out to use with a small group or in a 1:1 session.

Suzanna Morrison, Year 6 teacher, Assistant Principal and English Lead at Whetley Academy

The initial assessment gives us baseline data and makes it clear which pupils need to focus on fluency or comprehension. We found that pupils may have high fluency but low comprehension. The data is very clear. It can be downloaded and discussed during phase meetings. Leaders can hold other teachers to account. Reading Plus makes it clear who I need to support and who I need to challenge. As a Year 6 teacher, it can be a challenge to listen to 1:1 sessions.

Verity Lee, Year 6 Teacher and Assistant Head at Sunnyside Spencer Academy

The initial assessment students complete is easy to follow and ensures that each child has a bespoke reading programme to follow based on their abilities. This initial baseline was a great indicator to identify children’s reading ages and levels of comprehension.

Year 6 English Lead from Heathfield Primary School

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