Friday, February 27, 2015

DORA Giveaway!

Hey guys, the cool people at Let's Go Learn gave me a certificate for two free DORAs (Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment which I've written about here and here) and two free ADAMs (Adaptive, Diagnostic Assessment of Mathematics which I mentioned here) to give away to one randomly picked reader! This is my very first giveaway, so if there are any bugs I apologize ahead of time. The giveaway will run for two weeks, no purchase necessary (which, turns out, would be an illegal lottery if I attempted that. My "learn something new every day" for the day.)

February is my choice of testing month (gives me time to figure out if I need to be fixing something) but the tests are good for much longer, so there's no need to test right away if it's not the right time for you. (You will need to redeem it before April.) Two tests give you the option of doing two years in a row and seeing the difference like we just did, or you may have more than one kid that you'd like to have take the test. I have gathered valuable information from having the boys take the DORA and Builder Boy taking the ADAM, and I recommend it. (Not getting paid to say that, either!)

Hopefully I have set up the Rafflecopter correctly.

Oh, and because blog posts can be boring without any visuals, here's a cute, completely unrelated picture of Lady Bug.

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16 comments:

  1. I would like to know just how much he really knows. He's got a habit of hiding what he can do until he's doing it perfectly in his mind, so that would be nice. And to see where he's weaker, so I can figure out how to adapt to him yet again.

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  2. I have a child who appears on the outside to be reading well - he can pick up something like Harry Potter and tell me what happened in the story, but then when he's reading aloud you can tell he is guessing on (too) many words. I'd love to find out just where the breakdown is instead of starting from the beginning. I also have a dyslexic older dd and I'd love to test her as well.

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  3. I would like to know what he actually reads and what he skips over-- I know that he skips words and doesn't sound them out-- this doesn't seem to bother him that the sentence doesn't make sense.

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  4. I am so excited about this giveaway! I have been wondering how to figure out my son's reading level. He has gone from pre-reading to reading at what I am guessing to be mid to upper elementary level in a year and a half. I just want to know how best to meet him where he is, but cannot afford testing. Here's hoping!

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  5. Cool giveaway! I would be most interested in seeing if it tested working memory skills.

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  6. I'd just like to know where my 7 year old is at through a more formal assessment.

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  7. I'd like to know what my kids' specific strengths and weaknesses are so I can address any issues before they become a big problem.

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  8. I would like to find out my 7 year olds reading level. I am sort of stuck about what to do next as far as phonics, and I have been thinking of using these tests!

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  9. I'd love to find out exactly how well DD7 is reading in terms of comprehension. I know she can read well, but since she chooses graphic novels from the library (yes, I let her read twaddle!) and we read aloud many books together, I'm not sure where her skills truly are.

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  10. I haven't done any formal assessments with my middle kids. They seem to be above grade level in reading, but it would be nice to have a better picture of their comprehension level.

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  11. I'd like to see where the gaps are in my oldest daughters phonics, it's noticeable to me when she reads aloud that there are some gaps, although she seems to comprehend well.

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  12. I would love to have a better grasp of what skills my son needs to work on the most to bring him from struggling reader to reader.

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  13. I'd like an objective look at strengths/weaknesses and not just what I think are their strengths and weaknesses.

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  14. I'm hoping to learn more about reading comprehension for my son. He seems to struggle and I hope to get a better picture with this test.

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