What Does SRA Stand For?

SRA stands for Science Research Associates, which was a Chicago-based publisher of educational products from 1938 through the early 2000s, when McGraw-Hill purchased them.

Their most well-known product was the SRA Reading Laboratory, a series of grade-specific of reading stories and associated comprehension check questions.

Each series of stories came in a large box targeted at a specific elementary school grade.

Each series was divided into several reading levels, color-coded to allow students to progress to more advanced readers over the course of a school year.

Depending on your starting proficiency, the SRA reading levels were apt to engender various levels of frustration.

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