Archive for November 2018

Reading Strategies: Reading Fluency and Comprehension

Many definitions of reading fluency include only rate, accuracy, and expression. However, we prefer to include comprehension in our definition because, without understanding, reading becomes only word calling. Reading fluency is usually assessed looking at accuracy and rate, but it involves more than just these two components. Without comprehension, reading becomes only rapid word calling…

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Interpreting State Achievement Test Results

Our grandchildren recently received their results from the state achievement test in reading and math given last Spring. These results give children’s percentile rankings. This enables their parents to compare their performance to the performance of other students in their school, school system, and state. The results also give a national ranking and include a…

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