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Morris, Darrell; Pennell, Ashley M.; Perney, Jan; Trathen, Woodrow – Reading Psychology, 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,…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Prediction, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Morris, Darrell; Trathen, Woodrow; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert; Ward, Devery; Frye, Elizabeth M. – Reading Psychology, 2017
In this study we explore students' reading rates in grades 1-3. We begin with a short history of reading rate as an assessment measure in the early grades. Next, we share rate data from a recent study (N = 305) where children's contextual reading was assessed with a traditional passage-reading inventory. A comparison of our average grade-level…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Reading Fluency
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Amendum, Steven J.; Conradi, Kristin; Liebfreund, Meghan D. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the challenge level of text and early readers' reading comprehension. This relationship was also examined with consideration to students' word recognition accuracy and reading rate. Participants included 636 students, in Grades 1-3, in a southeastern state. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Scores
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Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Schreier, Virginia – Reading Psychology, 2015
In this three-year study, the authors examined the reading strategy use of 16 primary-grade students as they read fiction and expository text. The students (9 boys and 7 girls) represented low, average, and above-average readers. Structured interviews and observational data were collected each year as they progressed from first to third grade.…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills