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 volsgrl1983 Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 57 Junior Member
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10-24-2012, 05:56 AM
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I have been letting my students read a passage a week to work on fluency. I want to give a grade but I need help in making a grading scale. Does anyone have a grading scale they use?

Thanks

 mrteacher Joined: Sep 2009 Posts: 186 Full Member
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10-24-2012, 02:42 PM
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Great question! It's been suggested that teachers use "Fluency" tests to help level inflated grades (due to differentiated instruction/assessment), but no one has mentioned how to implement the grading portion.

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10-24-2012, 03:05 PM
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 choppie70 Joined: May 2009 Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
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10-25-2012, 01:34 AM
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Page two of this document is the fluency rubric that we use district wide to score fluency.
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 Comprehension_Fluencyrubrics-1.pdf (47.2 KB, 188 views)

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10-28-2012, 06:33 AM
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When I taught first, the kids would read a little decodable reader to me. I did the number of words read correct, divided by the number of words in the story/passage. It gives you a percent.

EXAMPLE: 56 accurately read /62 total words = .9032 (which is a 90%)

You could also do this by doing the number of words they read in 1 min. So, if your expectations is 75 WPM. Then time them for a minute and mark where they stopped and count the words accurately read.

EXAMPLE: 66 (words read in 1 min. and accurate) divided by 75WPM= .88 (88%)

hth Janne

 volsgrl1983 Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 57 Junior Member
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10-31-2012, 05:46 AM
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Thanks for the ideas!

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