Lit Bit

Literacy Tip of the Week - January 4

How Do I Use Accuracy Rate?

You can use accuracy rate to determine whether the text read is easy enough for independent reading, appropriate to use without frustration during reading instruction purposes instruction, or too difficult for the reader. The breakdown of these three categories is as follows:


An easy (independent) text is 95% to 100% correct.

An instructional text is 90% to 94% correct.

A hard (frustration) text is 89% and below.