Chart Pictures of Success in Reading

While every student is an individual and his path to success will be unique, it helps to see charts of students who have tackled learning to read, and have used CyberSlate to practice and measure their progress.  Here are their charts.

Beginning Readers:

When you begin your Reading Passages in CyberSlate, you can start comparing your charts immediately after the first session.  Here is the beginning chart of a student who became a successful reader.

Alex Readstart.
Alex's first score was 55 words per minute with 3 learrning opportunites, but his score accelerated each day.

Alex began in the Grade 5 book. His first score was 55 words per minute with 3 learning opportunities. Each day he increased his score, so in the 7 days it took to pass out of that story, he more than doubled his score. This pattern was repeated in subsequent stories. His first read scores are also rising and his error count decreasing. Alex subsequently gained more than two years per year in Reading Fluency.


  • Only the best score each day is shown.
  • Most of these sessions were at home, indicated by the “donut dot.” School sessions are indicated by solid dots.
  • A low error count like Alex’ indicates that there are some words in the passage requiring him to decode – so the passage is at a good learning level for him.
  • From Story 3 on, Alex began to complete this exercise four or five times per day, and passed faster from story to story. The dots in the lowest cycle of the chart indicate how many times Alex completed the fluency each day.

Here is Olga’s beginning chart on Grade 4 materials.  She is passing within 3 or 4 days, partly because she reads on an average of 4 times per day, both at home and at school.

Olga is properly placed in the Grade 4 book, as indicated by first reads just under 100, and a low error rate.

Olga’s first reads are around 100, and her average errors is 1. These are all indicators of a good fit. At this rate she will advance more than two reading grades per year.