How do you assess reading fluency?

How do you assess reading fluency?

The easiest way to formally assess fluency is to take a timed sample of students reading and compare their performance (number of words read correctly per minute) with published Oral Reading Fluency Target (ORF) Rate Norms (Hasbrouck & Tindal, 1992).

Why is reading accuracy important?

An increase in accuracy leads to better fluency and comprehension. Accurate decoding is an important foundation of reading comprehension, and is a skill that must be mastered if students are going to be able to “read to learn.”

What does accurate mean in reading?

ăk’yər-ĭt. Filters. Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement. An accurate scale.

What is accuracy in reading fluency?

Accuracy – Fluent readers have highly automatic word recognition, and the skills to sound out unfamiliar words; dysfluent readers make frequent mistakes, have poor word recognition, skip words, substitute similar-appearing words, and struggle with unfamiliar words.

How do you assess reading comprehension for elementary students?

The typical type of reading comprehension assessment involves asking a child to read a passage of text that is leveled appropriately for the child’s age or grade, and then asking explicit, detailed questions about the content of the text.

How do you teach reading accuracy?


  1. Look carefully at letters and words.
  2. Cross check . . . Do the words look right, sound right, make sense?
  3. Flip the sound.
  4. Use beginning and ending sounds.
  5. Blend sounds; stretch and reread.
  6. Chunk letters and sounds together.
  7. Skip the word, then come back.
  8. Recognize high-frequency words on sight.

What is a basic reading level?

Someone who is reading at the basic level can understand the words, can answer simple questions about the factual information presented in the written text and can read with enough fluency to get through the material on time and answer questions.