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Reading Placement Tool FAQ
Reading Placement Tool FAQ
Updated over a week ago

The Reading Placement Tool is designed to help teachers place students who are newly rostered on Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids at the appropriate starting point in the product through a series of adaptive reading activities. The Placement Tool takes an average of 20 minutes, and places students at one of nine different entry points, close to their independent reading level.

Will the Reading Placement Tool place students at their exact reading level?
No. The Reading Placement Tool is not an assessment; it is a tool to help students start reading content at an appropriate starting level before the teacher performs a Benchmark Assessment. The Reading Placement Tool will place students at one of nine different entry points:

Learning A-Z
Level

Grade
Equivalent

Lexile Range

aa

K

BR70L-10L

D

1

160L-310L

H

1.5

430L-530L

K

2

510L-620L

N

2.5

530L-810L

Q

3

660L-930L

S

3.5

790L-940L

U

4

820L-1030L

X

5

890L-1080L

Can the Reading Placement Tool be reassigned to new and existing students?
Yes, navigate to the individual student page on the Student Management site by clicking the student's name on the student roster. Click the tab that says Raz-Plus (or Raz-Kids) and select Reset Reading Level. Resetting a student’s reading level will erase any progress on their Level Up self-paced assignment, and they will be reassigned the Reading Placement Tool. Use the Benchmark Assessment Tool to determine a student’s true reading level and update the roster.

Which products have the Reading Placement Tool?
The Reading Placement Tool is available for Raz-Plus and Raz-Kids.

How long will the Reading Placement Tool take?
The Reading Placement Tool will take an average of 20 minutes for the student to complete.

Is the Reading Placement Tool required?
No. The Reading Placement Tool can be bypassed by identifying the students reading level during the roster process.

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