Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)

The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) measures students' reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Participation in the DRA in Rhode Island is required for those schools in which either Kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 is the highest grade. Schools that have pre-kindergarten only are not required to administer the DRA. 

The following table depicts which grade level is required to participate in the DRA according to various school configurations:

School Configuration Accountability Grade DRA
Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd Grade 2nd YES
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade 2nd YES
1st Grade to 2nd Grade 2nd YES
Pre-Kindergarten to 1st Grade 1st YES
Kindergarten to 1st Grade 1st YES
Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Kindergarten YES
Kindergarten only Kindergarten YES
Pre-Kindergarten only None NO

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