Curriculum-based measurement of reading: a critical review

Alison Madelaine, Kevin Wheldall

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Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) represents an alternative to both standardised and teacher made reading tests. Oral Reading Fluency (ORF), a curriculum-based measure of reading, is presented as an accurate indicator of both general reading ability and reading comprehension, and as a means of monitoring reading progress towards functional literacy. The relevant literature relating to curriculum-based measurement of reading is critically reviewed, with particular reference to research supporting the use of Passage Reading Tests (PRTs) to measure ORF
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-85
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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