The present study investigated the relationship between Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Oral Reading Fluency and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) as related to the TerraNova 2nd Edition Vocabulary and Comprehension. Historical test data gained from 46 third grade participants during 2004- 2005 school year from an urban elementary school was utilized. The DRA protocols were coded and correlations were run to determine the relationship between the three tests. Significant correlations were found consistently between the DIBELS scores with DRA Phrasing and Fluency and DRA Story Level. Of particular interest, the overall best predictor for DIBELS scores was the DRA Story Level. Significant correlations were also found between DIBELS scores, DRA scores, and TerraNova 2nd Edition Comprehension and Vocabulary. The best predictor for both the TerraNova 2nd Edition Vocabulary and Comprehension scores was the fall DRA Story Level.
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Wheeler, Courtney, "Implications of Reading Assessments: Investigating the Developmental Reading Assessment and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills - Oral Reading Fluency as Related to the TerraNova 2nd Edition Vocabulary and Comprehension Tasks for Third-Grade Students" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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