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Minimum Criteria for First Grade Promotion to Second Grade at Engelwood Elementary School

The following standardized testing results will be a factor:

Student will score above a 9 on Phoneme Segmentation Fluency as measured by the DIBELS.

Student will score above a 29 on Nonsense Word Fluency as measured by the DIBELS.

Student will score above a 19 on Oral Reading Fluency as measured by the DIBELS.

Other minimum criteria to consider:

Student will be reading at 40 correct words per minute as measured by Open Court Fluency tests

Student will be able to write at least 3 complete sentences with a capital letter and a period

Student will know ABC order to the first letter

Student will be able to identify names and sounds of long and short vowels

Student will be able to identify names and sounds of consonants

Student will be able to identify sounds of blends and digraphs

Student will be able to identify nouns and verbs

Student will be able to read the K-1 sight words with 80% accuracy

Your child’s performance on the skills below will also be a factor in the decision of your child’s promotion to second grade:

Reading

The student…

  • uses basic elements of phonetic analysis (ex., hears, segments, substitutes and blends sounds in words)
  • uses sound/symbol relations and beginning letters (onsets) and patterns (rimes) as visual cues for decoding
  • uses context clues to construct meaning (ex., illustrations, knowledge of the story and topic)
  • uses information from a variety of sources (letters, sounds, pictures, background information, grammar) to figure out unknown words
  • develops vocabulary by using references (ex., illustrations, knowledge of the story and topic) to build upon prior knowledge
  • uses knowledge of word endings (including s, ing, ed, er, est, ful) to determine word meanings
  • uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (ex., inference, self-monitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, restating ideas)
  • knows the main idea or theme and supporting details of a story or information piece
  • makes inferences based on text and prior knowledge (ex., regarding traits, feelings, actions of characters)
  • reads for information used in performing tasks (ex., directions, graphs, charts, signs, captions)
  • identifies fiction and non-fiction writing
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