Oxford Reading Buddy moves students automatically through Oxford Reading Levels. Once a student has met read a certain number of books and passed quizzes with a score of above 80%, they are ready to move up to the next Oxford Reading Level. The threshold varies between levels, and number of books reduce at higher levels because the texts are longer and take more time to read.

Students can also be moved down to a lower Oxford Reading level if they have a number of quiz scores below 40%. Again, threshold numbers vary between levels.

As a teacher, you retain ultimate control of movement through Oxford Reading Levels (see Teacher control of progress). When a student is ready to move up or down, you will receive a notification via email and also within the Reporting area asking you to confirm or delay the suggested move. To receive the email, please ensure that you are assigned to your class and that your ‘Contact preferences’ are set to receive ‘Pupil progress alerts’. In the event that the system receives no response, students will be moved automatically after two weeks.

If you choose to delay the move suggestion then the student will read and take quizzes on more books at the same level before the recommendation is sent to you again. If you decide to delay a student’s move they will get the option to restart the level. If a student restarts a level all the books will be returned to their eBook library and all quizzes will be unlocked.

In the event that a student runs out at a given Oxford Reading Level without having met the thresholds necessary to move up to the next Oxford Level, already-read books will appear at the start of their eBook library ready for re-reading and quizzes will be ‘unlocked’ for a second attempt. Unlocked books and quizzes will only be those scored at less than the move-up threshold.

You can also change a student’s level manually if you think they are at the wrong level.

The conditions for movement through Oxford Reading Levels have been based on expected rates of progress and achievement. As actual usage data is accumulated on Oxford Reading Buddy, threshold metrics may be refined accordingly.