The Running Records Calculator makes literacy testing faster and more accurate than ever before. This App combines all the standard running record calculator and stopwatch functions with the convenience of audio recording playback. Flagging lets you quickly refer back to the audio of difficult sections of the reading for more accurate scoring. With the push of a button, you will be able to see students’ reading rate, percentage of accuracy, and self-correction ratio. Running Records Calculator is designed to be used by any teacher who assesses students using running records.
Here is how easy it is to use:
As you enter this data, the scores will be automatically calculated and displayed on your screen. You may re-enter any of the data at any time and refer to the audio playback as you wish.
Once you have finished the oral reading with the student, you will be able to playback the entire reading session. Use the >> and << buttons to move from flag to flag in your recording. You will see a blue bar at the top of the display that represents the recording timeline. Black vertical lines over this bar represent flags in the recording. You can touch and drag the playhead along this bar to any time in the recording and press PLAY for playback.
Share Recording and Scores
After you have entered the number of words, errors, and self-corrects, press the share button to send yourself, administrator, reading specialist, or parents a report of the running record. The report includes an attachment of the audio recording as well as the individual scores for that assessment. Feel free to edit the body of the email, enter the student name, leave notes on progress, add the comprehension score, etc.