Grade Three

Students in grades K-5 are assessed using DIBELS Next, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next. DIBELS Next assesses the skills that are necessary for learning to read including phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, and comprehension. The assessments are given in the fall, winter, and spring.

Oral Reading Fluency

Reading fluency refers to your child’s ability to read text accurately and automatically so that students can understand what they are reading. On the DORF, students are asked to read a passage for one minute. The amount of words read correctly in one minute is recorded as the child’s score.

The following table represents the scores for students at each level on DORF for past four school years:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Fall 67% 17% 16%
Winter 77% 8% 13%
Spring 80% 7% 12%

2013-2014

Fall 73% 10% 17%
Winter 78% 9% 13%
Spring 83% 8% 10%

2014-2015

Fall 69% 14% 18%
Winter 75% 10% 15%
Spring 84% 8% 9%

2015-2016

Fall 74% 11% 15%
Winter 80% 9% 12%
Spring 81% 6% 13%

2016-2017

Fall 74.6% 12% 13.4%
Winter 78% 11.2% 10.8%
Spring 81% 8% 11%

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension refers to your child’s ability to understand what he or she reads. It is the ultimate goal of reading instruction. DIBELS Next measures reading comprehension using the subtests of DAZE.  Students are given 3 minutes to read a passage that has blanks with choices. Students select the appropriate choice for the blanks that make sense in the selection.

The following table represents the scores for students at each level on DAZE for the past four school years:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Fall 63% 14% 25%
Winter 78% 10% 12%
Spring 78% 7% 14%

2013-2014

Fall 67% 17% 16%
Winter 80% 13% 7%
Spring 83% 9% 8%

2014-2015

Fall 50% 25% 27%
Winter 62% 20% 17%
Spring 72% 20% 7%

2015-2016

Fall 58% 18% 19%
Winter 73% 16% 11%
Spring 75% 16% 9%

 

2016-2017

Fall 56.8% 23.4% 19.8%
Winter 70.6% 16.4% 13%
Spring 76% 15% 9%