Leveling Equivalent Chart

Most of our classroom books are leveled by Fountas and Pinnell. This includes all the guided reading trade books we use during small group. I use Fountas and Pinnell as it is the most comprehensive leveling system I know of. Included are the traditional grade equivalents and DRA which I will be using this year for reading assessment. Most counties that set a benchmark goal set "S" as the mid AND end-of-year goal for 4th grade, focusing more on comprehension than increasing reading level.

Fountas and Pinnel Grade Equivalent DRA Levels
A k.5
B k.7
C k.9
D 1.2
E 1.4
F 1.5
G 1.6
H 1.7
I 1.8
J 1.9
K 2.3 54-55
L 2.6 56-59
M 2.9 60-63
N 3.3 64-65
O 3.6 66-69
P 3.9 70-73
Q 4.3 74-75
R 4.6 76-79
S 4.9 80-83
T 5.3 84-85
U 5.6 86-89
V 5.9 90-93
W 6.1 90-93
X 6.3 94-95
Y 6.6 96-99
Z 6.9 100-103
  7.3 104-105
  7.6 106-109
  7.9 110-113
  8.3 114-118
  8.6 119-123
  8.9 124-128

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