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ERIC Number: EJ1005601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
The Role of Reading Rate in the Informal Assessment of Reading Ability
Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Frye, Elizabeth M.; Kucan, Linda; Ward, Devery; Schlagal, Robert; Hendrix, Mary
Literacy Research and Instruction, v52 n1 p52-64 2013
This article, which focuses on oral reading rate, reports findings from a large assessment study in rural North Carolina. Students in grades 2 to 6 were assessed on the following measures: isolated word recognition (timed and untimed); oral reading accuracy, reading rate, and reading comprehension. Overall, the results (1) support traditional "instructional-level" criteria in reading diagnosis (e.g., word recognition-timed = 75%; oral reading accuracy = 95%); (2) provide tentative oral reading rate minimums for each grade level, 2 through 6; and (3) suggest that a word recognition-in-isolation measure, if timed (1/2 second), is an excellent predictor of oral reading rate or fluency. Practical implications accompany each of these findings. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina