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ERIC Number: ED531460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Reading Fluency and Comprehension Measures for Third Grade Students. Technical Report # 22
Geller, Leanne Ketterlin; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
This technical report outlines the results of a correlational study of an Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) measure, a Reading Comprehension measure, a Vocabulary measure, and a statewide, large-scale reading assessment. The effects of school income level, gender, ethnicity, Special Education status, and English Language Learner status are also considered. For the ORF, statistically significant differences were found in all of the demographic comparisons. For the Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary tests, statistically significant differences were found in all comparisons except for gender. A correlational analysis indicated a strong correlation between the ORF measure and the Vocabulary test, a moderately strong correlation between the Vocabulary test and the statewide reading assessment, and weak to moderate correlations between all other measures. A regression analysis indicated that ORF, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary measures predict 25% of the variance in statewide assessment scores. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)