RAPID Charts
Reading Acceleration Projected in Instructional Days
Rapid Progress by Robert Pottle

The Mission: Acceleration

Instructing so that readers who are below benchmark achieve more than a year's worth of growth in a year's time.

The Problem:

We don't know how to measure reading acceleration or we measure it in flawed ways.

The Deception:

Data is deceiving. Faulty data analysis can lead to reducing the level of intervention when it should be increased.

The Solution:

RAPID Charts provide a quick, visual means of accurately measuring reading growth without interupting instruction. RAPID Charts:

  1. Measure the student's growth against a benchmark curve.

  2. Calculate the rate of growth to determine acceleration.

  3. Project the reader's future text levels based upon that growth.

  4. Indicate the rate of growth that is required for the reader to reach benchmark in a month, a half school year, & a full school year. (This data is critcal in determining the correct level of intervention.)

  5. Generate Intervention Reports that suggest intervention levels most likely to achieve acceleration rates that will allow the learner to reach benchmark in specific time frames.

  6. Generate Benchmark Instructional Guideline (BIG) Reports that help guide instruction.

The Help:

To access help tips, hover your cursor over a turquoise area, and a help dialog will appear after a second or two. Try it here or visit the documentation page.

The FYI:

This beta version of RAPID Charts can chart and measure the reading growth of individual students.

No data is stored on our servers. No identifing information needs to be entered. You may enter a code to help match the chart with a student. If you need a record of the RAPID Chart you must print it.

You will need to enter data at specific points (data points) of the school year. There are nine data points each year.

Enter the text level (using the Fountas and Pinnell text levels) of the student for the data points available. For best results, the text levels entered should be read at an accuracy rate of 95% to 98% during a second read.

There is a more feature rich, customizable version in development that provides various reports for an entire class. Contact Robert for more information.

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