Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions.

My son is in 3rd grade and does not like reading. Does that mean he is not a very good reader?

Not necessarily. If he is doing fine with reading and spelling in school, he may be fine. However, he may not like reading because it is hard for him. Most anyone likes doing things that come easily. Third grade is a particularly critical time where reading is concerned. Third grade is the first time a student is required to read independently. A lot of readers realize reading problems for the very first time in midyear of third grade. Monitor his progress closely to make sure that he continues to make appropriate progress. Identifying a reading issue early is one of the most important things your can do for your child's reading abilities. A child who is one year behind this year will likely by two years behind next year and so on.
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How do I get assessment results?

When the user is done with the test, go to and login with your user name and password. Click on then . Under the column "Detailed Reports", select the type of report you would like to view, click on it, and then click on "Display Report." You will be able to view and print it out as a PDF document. You can login to print a report as many times as you wish.
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Having trouble viewing detailed Acrobat reports?

In order to view detailed reports, our system requires that you have free Acrobat Reader 4.05 (or later) as well as the Acrobat Reader PDF browser plug-in properly installed. For Microsoft XP operating system users, you must have Acrobat 5.05 or later. Check our Technical FAQs for more information. If you still cannot view your reports, e-mail us and we will e-mail you a version of the report as a stand alone PDF file which you will be able to open with Acrobat 3.0 or later.
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What is the nature of DORA’s Silent Reading sub-test?

DORA's Silent Reading sub-test is composed of leveled passages with six comprehension questions each. Students are invited to read the passages carefully, taking as much time as they need to thoroughly understand what they read. Afterwards they answer multiple choice questions about what they have read.
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