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Fluency and Comprehension

All students in grades K-5, at Youngs Grove, are assessed in reading using the DIBELS ORF (Oral Reading Fluency) and DIBLES DAZE (comprehension) benchmark assessments 3 times a year. Students are assessed at the beginning of the year, middle of the year, and end of year. We use the assessment results to help us monitor student progress and to help guide our instruction.



How many words per minute should my child be able to read?

In 4th grade students should be reading between 90-103 words per minute on a 4th grade level with 96-97% accuracy at the beginning of the year. By the end of the year, 4th graders should be able to read 115-132 words per minute with 98-99% accuracy.

Fourth graders should be reading between a 740-1010 Lexile level.

What is a Lexile? A Lexile measure is a standard score that matches a student’s reading ability with difficulty of text material. A Lexile measure can be interpreted as the level of book that a student can read with 75% comprehension. Experts have identified a 75% comprehension level as offering the reader a certain amount of comfort and yet still offering a challenge. 

Find out more information about Lexiles look here:  Lexile Parent information


What is the DIBELS DAZE assessment?

The DIBELS DAZE assesses reading comprehension which refers to your child's ability to understand what he or she reads. Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading instruction. Fourth graders DIBELS DAZE (a comprehension assessment) score should be between 15-17 at the beginning of the year and between 24-27 at the end of the year. 



I can read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. (ELAGSE4RF4)



*Directions: Partner sets the timer on their ipad for 1 minute.


Partner will keep count of how many words are missed.

When one minute is over, count how many words you have read and write it down on your Fluency Chart.



IMPORTANT: Click on the link below for a practice passage:


DIBELS 4th Grade Practice passage:

A surprising Little Fish

You can have your child practice fluency at home with any 4th grade level passage, text, or book.

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