Please use the direction below and the template provided

College of Education and Behavioral Science
Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Special Education

Fluency Assessment

Overview

In this course, you learn about the various aspects of reading and language arts as
related to exceptional children, including formal and informal assessments of students.
This fluency assessment assignment will help you synthesize your learning and
demonstrate your knowledge, application, and analysis of fluency and assessing fluency.

Learning Outcomes

Know and demonstrate professional roles and responsibilities relevant to ethical and
legislative requirements as related to the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) Code
of Ethics, professional certification standards, and confidentiality.

Gather, interpret, and communicate background and assessment information from a
variety of sources to make educational decisions and design individualized instruction.

Understand and adhere to legal and ethical guidelines for assessing, identifying, and
monitoring diverse learners with exceptionalities.

Understand and apply research-based strategies to teach or assess pre-literacy skills
appropriate to the needs of learners with exceptionalities.

Understand and apply research-based strategies to teach or assess early literacy skills
appropriate to the needs of learners with exceptionalities.

Understand and apply research-based strategies to teach or assess advanced literacy
skills appropriate to the needs of learners with exceptionalities.

AR Grade-Level Standards for Reading Foundational Skills
RF.K.4
Read grade
appropriate
texts with
purpose and
understanding.

RF.1.4 Read
grade-level
text with
sufficient
accuracy and
fluency to
support
comprehension.

RF.2.4 Read
grade-level
text with
sufficient
accuracy and
fluency to
support
comprehension.

RF.3.4 Read
grade-level
text with
sufficient
accuracy and
fluency to
support
comprehension.

RF.4.4 Read
grade-level
text with
sufficient
accuracy and
fluency to
support
comprehension.

RF.5.4 Read
grade-level
text with
sufficient
accuracy and
fluency to
support
comprehension.

Adapted from Lamar University-College of Education Counseling and Special Populations Department, 2019.
Module Task 1.4: Page 1

ELSE 5633: Literacy Assessment and Diagnosis of Exceptional Learners

Directions

1. Select a student (preferably a student with exceptionalities or struggling in the
area of Reading).

2. Complete a student profile (Reading Performance Information and School
Information Forms: Embed in Appendix B and C).

3. Select an appropriate fluency assessment from collaborative, online, and/or
scholarly resources.

4. Administer fluency assessment.

5. Analyze the fluency assessment data. Calculate reading rate (words per
minute [WPM] and analyze fluency assessment data [compared to grade level
norms] and attach a scanned copy of the completed fluency assessment to
Appendix A).

6. Formulate suggestions for strategies or lessons to increase fluency based on the
student’s profile and fluency assessment data (Use the Backward Design
Lesson Plan in template).

7.Write and turn in toCanvas a fluency assessment analysis paper using the
template provided.

Resources:

Reading Rockets (n. d.). Fluency: Introduction.

Reading Rockets (n.d.). Screening, Diagnosing, and Progress Monitoring for Fluency: The
Details

monitoring fluency-details

Adapted from Lamar University-College of Education Counseling and Special Populations Department, 2019.
Module Task 1.4: Page 2

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