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Utility and Accuracy of Oral Reading Fluency Score Types in Predicting Reading Comprehension

Title: The Utility and Accuracy of Oral Reading Fluency Score Types in Predicting Reading Comprehension .
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Name(s): Petscher, Yaacov, author
Kim, Young-Suk, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2011-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study used data from the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS; Good & Kaminski, 2002) Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) probes to examine variation among different ORF score types (i.e., the median of three passages, the mean of all three passages, the mean of passages 2 and 3, and the score from passage 3) in predicting reading comprehension as a function of student reading fluency level and compare the screening accuracy of these score types in predicting student reading comprehension. The results revealed that the relation between oral reading fluency and reading comprehension varied as a function of students’ oral reading fluency and that different score types had varying predictive validity for year-end reading comprehension. The mean of all three passages demonstrated marginally better balance in screening efficiency from September to December of grade one (especially for low-performing students), whereas in grades two and three, the median score was the best predictor. Furthermore, across all grades, increasing reading rates were observed for the three administered passages within an assessment period. The observed patterns mimicked previous experimental studies (Francis et al., 2008; Jenkins, Graff, & Miglioretti, 2009), suggesting that practice effects are an important consideration in the administration of multiple passages assessing oral reading fluency.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460568832 (IID), 10.1016/j.jsp.2010.09.004 (DOI)
Keywords: Oral reading fluency, DIBELS, Screening, Quantile regression, Risk identification
Preferred Citation: Petscher, Y., & Kim, Y.-S. (2011). The utility and accuracy of oral reading fluency score types in predicting reading comprehension. Journal of School Psychology, 49, 107-129. DOI:10.1016/j.jsp.2010.09.004
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460568832
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of School Psychology.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 49

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Petscher, Y., & Kim, Y. -S. (2011). The Utility and Accuracy of Oral Reading Fluency Score Types in Predicting Reading Comprehension . Journal Of School Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460568832