My students aren't passing the Mastery Check for Reading in 30 seconds. Can I go on anyway?
If the student is not able to read the 20-word Mastery Check for Reading, Form A, within the 30-second time frame, repeat the previous Level for 2 or 3 more sessions and then give Mastery Check, Form B. Do not tell the student that this is a timed test but monitor the timing for the 30 seconds. The Mastery Check is a tool to help the teacher determine whether or not the student is ready to move on. Moving ahead before the current skills are solid will likely mean going back to reteach material at a later date.