Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Teacher ratings as predictors of student reading speed and accuracy using curriculum-based assessment (CBA) probes and a standardized oral reading measures were evaluated. One hundred and nine third graders read orally three CBA probes from their classroom reader and the third grade level samples from the Gray Oral Reading Test. Teachers independently rated students on speed of reading, errors made, and overall reading skills. Ratings were compared with actual performance. Teacher ratings of overall reading skills best predicted performance on the CBA probes, while ratings of speed of reading and errors best predicted student outcomes on the Gray passages. Teachers were surprisingly inaccurate in predicting number of errors made on the CBA probes, but teachers were accurate in predicting students' reading speed.
Paul, Harva H., "Teacher Ratings as Predictors of Reading Achievement on Curriculum-Based and a Standardized Oral Reading Test" (1990). Student Work. 2365.