Description of each Band
Above: One or more year above grade level
Proficient: Greater than 1 year below grade level to less than 1 year above
Emergent: One or more years below grade level
Technical Definition of Bands:
Student's DORA grade-level score minus their decimal grade level is the student's GAP.
Above: GAP greater than equal to 1
Proficient: GAP greater than -1 AND GAP less than 1
Emergent: GAP less than equal to -1
Example, John is mid-way through the fifth grade so his grade is 5.5. He has a Comprehension DORA score of 4.75. Thus, his GAP is 4.75 - 5.5 = -0.75. He would fall into the "Proficient" band.
Note: There are two modes that this report can be run under. Relative uses decimal grades for the GAP calculation. Absolute uses the integer grade of the student (grade with no decimal value) for the GAP calculation.