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ERIC Number: EJ1171726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Using Subjective and Objective Measures to Predict Level of Reading Fluency at the End of First Grade
Morris, Darrell; Pennell, Ashley M.; Perney, Jan; Trathen, Woodrow
Reading Psychology, v39 n3 p253-270 2018
This study compared reading rate to reading fluency (as measured by a rating scale). After listening to first graders read short passages, we assigned an overall fluency rating (low, average, or high) to each reading. We then used predictive discriminant analyses to determine which of five measures--accuracy, rate (objective); accuracy, phrasing, pace (subjective)--would best predict our fluency ratings. The objective measure of rate and the subjective measure of phrasing were clearly the best predictors, classifying approximately 90% of the cases correctly. The results support the use of reading rate as a proxy for reading fluency in first grade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
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Language: English
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