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Reading Medium and Reporting Codes

The Primary Reading Medium is to be reported for each student. Only these codes will be accepted.

Primary Reading Medium and Reporting Codes

The Primary Reading Medium is to be reported for each student, using the following reporting codes. Only these codes will be accepted.

Note: Infants and preschoolers identified as visual, braille, or auditory readers should be reported using the appropriate media code.

Reporting Code

Primary Reading Medium (Choose One)

V

Visual Readers: Students primarily using print in their studies

B

Braille Readers: Students primarily using braille in their studies

A

Auditory Readers: Students primarily using a reader or auditory materials in their studies

P

Prereaders: Students working on or toward a readiness level; infants, preschoolers, or older students with reading potential

N

Nonreaders: Nonreading students; students who show NO reading potential; and students who do not fall into any of the categories shown above

Secondary Reading Medium and Reporting Codes

The Secondary Reading Medium is a required category. Please check only one secondary reading medium so that a more accurate profile of student literacy can be tracked.

Reporting Code Secondary Reading Medium (Required Category/Choose One)

V

Visual: Students use print to some extent

B

Braille: Students use braille to some extent

A

Auditory: Students use a reader or auditory materials to some extent

N/A

Not Applicable: Nonreaders, prereaders, or students with NO additional reading media

Third Reading Medium and Reporting Codes

The Third Reading Medium is an optional category. Check one if applicable or automatically defaults to NA-not applicable.

Reporting Code Third Reading Medium (Optional Category)

V

Visual: Students use print to some extent

B

Braille: Students use braille to some extent

A

Auditory: Students use a reader or auditory materials to some extent

N/A

Not Applicable: Nonreaders, prereaders, or students with NO additional reading media

Questions:   Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Translations | CSMT@cde.ca.gov
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