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Morris, Darrell; Perney, Jan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2018
After considering the relationships between (a) reading fluency and reading rate and (b) reading rate and sight vocabulary, this study addressed a very practical question. Can a cut score on a sight vocabulary task (1-min) predict level of reading fluency 4+ months into the future? The prediction was tested at multiple times point across grades…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Sight Method, Sight Vocabulary, Predictive Validity
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Morris, Darrell; Meyer, Carla; Trathen, Woodrow; McGee, Jennifer; Vines, Nora; Stewart, Trevor; Gill, Tom; Schlagal, Robert – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study explored print-processing and vocabulary differences among a group of 5th- and 6th-grade students who had scored below the 50th percentile on a standardized reading test. Guided by the simple view of reading, we applied cut scores (low/high) to the students' performance on print-processing and vocabulary tasks. The design allowed for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Grade 5, Grade 6, Reading Tests
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DeRosier, Melissa E.; Lloyd, Stacey W. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2011
This study tested whether social adjustment added to the prediction of academic outcomes above and beyond prior academic functioning. Researchers collected school records and peer-, teacher-, and self-report measures for 1,255 third-grade children in the fall and spring of the school year. Measures of social adjustment included social acceptance…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Student Behavior, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement