School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Karen L. Parker
Primary Subject Area
Education, Elementary; Education, Reading; Education, Tests and Measurements
Assessment, DIBELS, Fluency, High Stakes Testing, Oral Reading
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
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.