Sunday, February 15, 2015
How Fast Did You Read in Kindergarten?
Raising the stakes on what kids can do. (Screenshot link to graphic.)
For instance, pre Common Core a 1st grader was expected to read 40-64 words per minute. Under the Common Core, they are now expected to read 69+ words per minute.
Common Core has been attacked as developmentally inappropriate for K-2. I've read the evidence and I agree.
From the blog, Lace to the Top:
Common Core continues to place greater demands on our youngest students with little to no regard to years of research on child development.
For example, take the Fountas and Pinnell research based guiding reading levels that have stood the test of time. They spent years creating a system that matched students with just right books. They even warned, “…through detailed coding of thousands of readings, showed that when a text is too difficult for the child the process breaks down and the child does not develop inner control of effective actions for processing texts.”
When Common Core was introduced, Fountas and Pinnell decided it was time to put research aside and go against their own advice in order create more rigorous thresholds for their guided reading levels.
About DIBELS (tied to Rupert Murdoch his Wireless Generation company) and Common Core.
To answer my own question - I wasn't reading in kindergarten and not a single adult in my life worried about it.