You will see the terms Reading Level, Reading Group, and Grade Level peppered throughout ThinkCERCA materials. This terminology is all related, but not synonymous. To clarify:
• Grade Level refers to a student's year in school; it is specific to the student and can only be adjusted on the school roster ("Manage School Roster" on the Classes page and in the Classes dropdown menu). Only Premium subscribers may access school rosters.
• Reading Level refers to the grade level at which a student is reading and can be adjusted on a per-class basis (instructions below).
• Reading Group refers to all the students in a given class who are reading at the same level.
So, for example, you might have a student who is in third grade (Grade Level 3) and is reading at the expected third-grade level (Reading Level 3) in a Social Studies class but is performing at a fourth-grade level (Reading Level 4) in an English Language Arts class. That student would therefore be part of Reading Group 3 in Social Studies and Reading Group 4 in ELA.
1. Click on the Classes tab (or the down arrow next to it, which displays a dropdown menu).
2. On the Classes page (or in the dropdown), scroll to the relevant class and click "Class Roster."
3. Under each student's name, you'll see a "Reading Group Level" dropdown menu; choose the appropriate reading level for that specific student in this specific class. This selection is automatically saved and may be changed at any time.
To help you determine your students' appropriate reading levels, Premium subscribers may wish to use ThinkCERCA's Leveling Assessment (found under Benchmark Assessments).