Product Review of Literably
Literably is an assessment tool that helps educators monitor how their learners are improving in reading. With many choices for levels and reading passages, educators can testing oral reading without the added stress of evaluation, composition, and grading. Literably will complete tests on its own and give feedback to the educator which they can either disseminate to the learners or use it to better teach their classes. This is perfect for use with a single learner or class wide.
What Users Love About the App
“I use Literably to efficiently assess student reading fluency and comprehension. Literably allows me to doing a running record on each student about every 6 weeks, without all the time typically involved in sitting with a student and scoring. Since it’s so quick I can assess students more frequently than if I was taking class time for the one on one assessment.”
“As an assessment tool I appreciate the speed and ease of using Literably. It’s nice to have the student’s oral reading recorded so that I, or parents, can play it back at any time, as well as see reading errors marked. The same holds true to the ability to refer back to the retell. Literably results are comparable to those I get when giving a running record myself, so I trust the data from this software.”
“In our first grade classrooms, we progress monitor every 6-8 weeks. When using F&P, this is a huge undertaking for a classroom teacher. Using Literably, we are able to focus our F&Ps to specific students who might need to take the test in-person. It saves us dozens of hours per assessment window, which is huge.”
“I see it as a great time saver for teachers as it records, scores, and provides results for running records. It also analyzes the results and provides data such as words per minute and percentage accuracy as well as saves historical results for each student.”
“Literably gives us a deeper understanding of student needs than we got from hand-scored assessments. We can pinpoint the literacy skills that we need to build, group students and target those skills. It’s wonderful!”