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ERIC Number: ED542603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Brief Report of a Study to Investigate the Relationship between Several Brief Measures of Reading Fluency and Performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test-Reading in 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th Grades. FCRR Technical Report #6
Torgesen, Joseph; Nettles, Steve; Howard, Pat; Winterbottom, Randy
Florida Center for Reading Research
With the apparent success of progress monitoring measures for reading growth in grades K-3, there is broad interest in the State of Florida in extending this assessment technology into the upper grades (4-12) for students who continue to perform below grade level on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The biggest challenge to this initiative is that the nature of the reading, language, and cognitive factors that account most importantly for individual differences in performance on the FCAT changes dramatically from grade three to grade ten. In this study, the authors examined the relationship between performance on maze tests constructed from passages similar to those used on the FCAT test, and student's actual scores on the FCAT. They also administered three other brief assessments of reading skill that might be candidates for monitoring progress in reading for students receiving remedial instruction in grades 4-12. Their goal was to obtain initial evidence about the relationship between performance on these brief measures of reading skills and performance on the reading portion of the FCAT. Although it is also important that progress monitoring measures be sensitive to small increments in reading growth, the first criteria they must meet is a strong relationship with performance on the FCAT, since that test is used to determine whether students are meeting grade level standards in reading.
Florida Center for Reading Research. Florida State University City Centre Building, 227 North Bronough Street Suite 7250, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Tel: 850-644-9352; Fax: 850-644-9085; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Center for Reading Research
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test