I will be using The Six-Minute Solution, and the reading probes from Read Naturally, Levels 1.0 – 2.5. The students will graph daily results on The Six-Minute Solution graph sheet. Along with the graphing sheet, students will journal how they feel about their reading, and the score they received. The R-CBM and MAZE Passages will be chosen at random from a selection of twenty-five each and administered each Friday between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. There will be a pre and post research survey for the students to provide feedback on the process.
In this test, I want to examine possible benefits of repeated readings and a single reading on an AIMSweb test. If we work daily on fluency, and comprehension at the end of the week, I believe the students will be able to translate that skill into process for everyday reading. The students will be given a baseline R-CBM and MAZE test at the beginning of the study. Everyday the students will read from the Read Naturally probes, on Friday the students will be given a R-CBM and MAZE fluency test. The results will be graphed weekly and compared to previous weeks and the baseline. Daily when the students read, after the reading is graphed, they will journal how they feel about their reading and the score they cut. This will allow them to see their improvement, loss or flat reading each day.
The only challenges I see are the kids that have a hard time making it to school. When they do not come, they don’t get the practice and sometimes testing can be off set. Other than that, I see it going pretty smooth.