When asked if a child reads independently, what does that really mean? That the child knows 100% of the words? That they know all the words that are appropriate for their reading level? The reason I ask is because when I talked to my friend recently she told me my DS (entering Kindergarten in Sept) would not be considered reading independently in Kindergarten because he needs help with some words when reading, but he is reading mostly level one books that are not leveled and he usually cannot figure out 1 or 2 words in a 32 page book. The answer does not matter, I am just curious.
Oh, and the context was her saying that she had to fill out sheets stating if Her DS read his homework independently or not. So I don't know if this is an apples to oranges thing.