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Reading Fluency Progress Monitor (RFPM)
Reading Fluency Progress Monitor (RFPM) assesses the progress of developing readers who are receiving targeted intervention throughout the year. Progress-monitoring passages should be at students' instructional level to be most sensitive to reading improvement.
HOW IT WORKS
The Reading Fluency Progress Monitor includes 30 fiction and nonfiction passages with strong validity and reliability at each grade level. Teachers can monitor progress regularly throughout the year (monthly, biweekly, weekly) by assessing, recording, and analyzing the oral reading fluency of their students.
This data helps teachers make timely instructional decisions, determine if instruction and/or interventions are effective, and document and communicate student progress.
- Listen to a student read a passage at his/her instructional level for one minute.
- Determine the student's words-correct-per-minute (wcpm) score.
- Graph the student's wcpm and mean scores.
Each grade-level book (1–8) includes reproducible masters of 30 passages that are representative of general curriculum. Student and examiner copies of each passage match except that the examiner copies include line-by-line word counts to help you score the students' results.
The passages are leveled using Fry and Spache (grades 1–2), Harris-Jacobson (grades 3–4), and Dale-Chall (grades 5–8) readability formulas. The passages were also rigorously field-tested to ensure that all passages for a grade level are of equal difficulty.
Instructions and Record-Keeping Aids
- Detailed instructions for administering the passages
- Graphs and record sheets for manual record-keeping
- Normative data to help you make educational decisions based on the results
GRADE LEVELS AVAILABLE
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8