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Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator for Grades 3-5

A handy tool for when you administer tests with your students

  • Grades: 3–5

Reading fluency norms can serve as a stable benchmark for reading fluency. Give OFA tests three times a year, fall, winter, and spring, to monitor progress over time.

What Is an Oral Fluency Assessment Norm?
A norm is a standardized score that is determined through the collection of scores of many different students at the same grade level. The oral fluency norms that are used in this lesson are derived from the scores of students in eight racially and economically diverse districts.

What Do the Percentiles Indicate?
Percentiles indicate the percentage of students that received scores equal to, or lower than, the raw score. For example, the raw score at the 50th percentile for 5th-grade students in the fall is 105 WCPM. This means 50% of the 5th-grade students during the fall scored 105 WCPM or less on their Oral Fluency Assessment. Students reading at the 50th percentile of fluency generally have good reading comprehension of grade-level texts.

Fluency Goals for the End of Grades 3-5:

  • 3rd Grade (Spring): 114 WCPM.
  • 4th Grade (Spring): 118 WCPM.
  • 5th Grade (Spring): 128 WCPM.

 

Use the Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator

 

Use the Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator when you administer tests with your students.

Administering an Oral Fluency Assessment, Grade 3 (PDF)
Administering an Oral Fluency Assessment, Grade 4 (PDF)
Administering an Oral Fluency Assessment, Grade 5 (PDF)

 

  • Part of Collection:
  • Subjects:
    Assessment, Reading Assessment, Reading Fluency, Communication and Language Development
  • Skills:
    Fluency
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