Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Pope, Margaret

Committee Member

Prince, Debra

Committee Member

Scholtes, Tina

Committee Member

Devlin, Sandy

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

College of Education

Abstract

Early identification of children with reading problems is a vital element of academic success at all grade levels. Thus, it is crucial that educators select and implement efficient reading assessments and procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigate third grade archival data of students over a 2-year period at one school to determine if a relationship existed between the DIBELS 3rd grade oral reading fluency scores and the reading scores on Stanford Achievement Test and the reading scores on the Alabama Reading and Math Test. Archival data from 80 third grade African American students who were assessed with all three assessments was used to conduct this study. Pearson and Spearman statistical tests were performed on the data to examine the relationship between DIBELS (oral reading fluency) and the reading section of the Stanford Achievement Test and the reading section of the Alabama Reading and Math Test. The results indicated a relationship existed between DIBELS oral reading fluency scores and the reading scores on Stanford Achievement Test and the reading scores on the Alabama Reading and Math Test during the 2009-2010 school years.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19332

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