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Website review by Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Education | Updated July 2017

ReadTheory

Useful, adaptive tool for assessing, tracking reading ability

Learning rating
Updated review coming soon Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community rating
Based on 9 reviews
Privacy rating
68%| Warning Expert evaluation by Common Sense
Grades
K–12 This grade range is based on learning appropriateness and doesn't take into account privacy. It's determined by Common Sense Education, not the product's publisher.
Subjects & Skills
English Language Arts, College & Career Prep
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Sabrina C. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Del Lago Academy - Campus of Applied Science
Escondido, United States
Great data but groanworthy busy work for students
I really liked how it automatically adjusted passages provided to their level. However, the lack of control over topics makes it less useful than tools like CommonLit, where you can match readings to your current focus. The data provided was great, but I do wonder how affected it was by lack of student buy in. It is gamified, but the badges didn't have any draw for my 9th graders. Students would often complain they got one question wrong and were dropped multiple grade levels. Most concerningly, after a ...
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Data Safety
How safe is this product?
Users can interact with trusted users and/or students.
Users cannot interact with untrusted users, including strangers and/or adults.
Profile information is shared for social interactions.
Data Rights
What rights do I have to the data?
Unclear whether opt-in consent is requested from users at the time personal information is collected.
Unclear whether users can control their information through privacy settings.
Unclear whether users can create or upload content.
Ads & Tracking
Are there advertisements or tracking?
Data are not shared for third-party advertising and/or marketing.
Traditional or contextual advertisements are displayed.
Behavioral or targeted advertising is not displayed.

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