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ERIC Number: ED531520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Development of Fifth-Grade Passage Reading Fluency Measures for Use in a Progress Monitoring Assessment System. Technical Report # 43
Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald
Behavioral Research and Teaching
This technical report describes the development of fifth grade progress monitoring measures in the area of Passage Reading Fluency. This measure was designed to target the fluency component of a developmental model of reading. Twenty alternate forms were written by graduate students and reviewed by the lead author. The passages were piloted and mean scores were compared as a measure of difficulty. In response to these data, the passages were brought into closer alignment by identifying nine passages that showed similar difficulty level and adjusting the remaining passages to match this level. Data on the difficult of each passage and a summary of revisions are presented. Appended are: (1) Test Specifications for Creating Passage Reading Fluency Measures; (2) Example Fifth Grade Passage Reading Fluency Test: Student Copy; and (3) Example Fifth-Grade Passage Reading Fluency Test: Assessor Copy. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Oregon, Behavioral Research and Teaching (BRT)