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presentation topics
Presentation Topics
  • Research Base
  • Product Overview
  • Unique Capabilities
  • Example Reports and Demonstration
  • Supplemental Instruction Options
  • Current Users
  • Summary/Next Steps

dora research base
DORA: Research Base

Assessment Expertise

  • Research-based and developed by acknowledged experts from UC Berkeley
  • Reading Team lead by Dr. Richard McCallum
  • Statistically validated for reliability
  • Focus on the profile of the students

intelligent technology oaasis online adaptive assessment system for individual students
Intelligent Technology: OAASISOnline Adaptive Assessment System for Individual Students
  • Flexible to multiple assessment approaches
  • Features a mix of audio, text, images, and animations
  • Adaptive logic to student responses
  • Highly customizable technology
  • Easy integration into 3rd party management systems


dora k 12 reading
DORA: K-12 Reading
  • Seven reading sub-skills assessed
    • High-Frequency Words, Word Recognition, Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Oral Vocabulary, Spelling, Silent Reading Comprehension
  • Fluency: Optional, assessed via teacher
  • Diagnostic profile generated for each student
  • K-12 criterion-referenced (grade level equivalent scores)


unique capabilities students
Unique Capabilities: Students
  • Allows students to independently interact and answer research-based diagnostic reading questions.
  • Adapts to the child’s responses, becoming increasingly difficult or easier with each answer.
  • Offers an engaging testing experience with audio, text, and multimedia technology features.

unique capabilities teachers
Unique Capabilities: Teachers
  • Automates diagnostic assessment
    • Unbiased
    • Consistent measure
    • Time saving
  • Provides teachers with specialist expertise and expands their knowledge.
  • Facilitates improved classroom instruction with targeted remediation for individuals and small groups.
  • Delivers accurate measure of student progress and benchmark data for existing instructional programs.


reading profiles
Reading Profiles
  • Drives holistic prescription
  • Provides both graphical and narrative reports;
  • complete with remediation strategies and instruction


classroom view
Classroom View
  • Grade-level criterions in each sub-test
  • Can sort students by each sub-test
  • Immediate access to all reports and data


unique capabilities administrators
Unique Capabilities: Administrators
  • Delivers a system-wide approach to diagnostic reading assessment.
  • Integrates core curriculum and supplemental materials.
  • Provides time and money savings on labor-intensive individualized assessments.
  • Generates aggregated reports to make data-driven decisions and to align to state and national standards.

district wide report
District Wide Report

optional supplemental instruction unique reader
Optional Supplemental Instruction: Unique Reader
  • Four tracks of instruction
  • Students automatically placed into correct lessons
  • Teacher can easily adjust or view lessons


unique reader secondary
Unique Reader Secondary
  • Administer DORA first
    • >5th grade word recognition skills
    • Screens for mastery of sight words
    • Allows teacher to choose students for enrollment
  • Comp Up! Interactive Lessons
    • Focuses on comprehension strategies and vocabulary development
    • Includes 50 highly interactive lessons
    • Encourages continuation with positive feedback to help students reach a high level of proficiency


current users
Current Users
  • Fresno Unified School District, California
  • Saint Johns School District, Florida
  • Highland School District, Colorado
  • Glendale Unified School District, California
  • Hampton City Schools, Virginia
  • Newport News Public Schools, Virginia
  • Frontier Central School District, New York
  • USD 380, Vermillion, Kansas


  • Intelligent/interactive technology and research-based assessment
  • Improved instruction through differentiation
  • Consistent K-12 measure for all students
  • Dynamic aggregated reports for AYP – custom reporting options
  • Seamless connection between supplemental and core programs
  • Access to data for all stake holders for better quality and accountability


next steps
Next Steps
  • Visit to demo and register for a free trial
  • Encourage your team to sign up for a live web demonstration
  • Preview the implementation checklist
  • Organize a pilot in tech-ready schools