Date

2-2009

Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Karen L. Parker

Primary Subject Area

Education, Elementary; Education, Reading; Education, Tests and Measurements

Keywords

Assessment, DIBELS, Fluency, High Stakes Testing, Oral Reading

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Abstract

The impact of No Child Left Behind and making Adequate Yearly Progress is influencing classroom instruction with Curriculum Based Measures such as the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). The primary population of this study was from a small school in rural Alaska. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the first grade scores of the DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) and the subsequent third grade scores of the Alaska Standards Based Assessments (SBAs) in reading. A Pearson's r statistical test was performed on the data from both scores. The results indicated that there was a positive, correlation between fluency on the DIBELS ORF and comprehension on the Alaska SBAs in reading.