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Doctoral Dissertation Announcement
Candidate: Christine Russell
Doctor of Education
Department: Special Education and Literacy Studies
Title: Stability of Popular R-CBM Progress Monitoring Tools: DIBELS Next and AIMSweb
Dr. Kristal Ehrhardt, Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Whitten
Dr. Daniel Morgain
Dr. Margie McGlinchey
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3514 Sangren Hall
Currently there is no agreed upon method for determining the difficulty level, sometimes called the readability level, of Reading Curriculum Based Measurement (R-CBM) passages. A key tenant of R-CBM is that the passages are equivalent and, therefore, can be used to monitor student academic improvement. The primary objective in this study was to evaluate the homogeneity of oral reading fluency progress monitoring passages of two popular passage sets that are used frequently in public schools. The purpose of this research was to examine the stability of each R-CBM progress monitoring passage set as well as determine whether there is any benefit to organizing the progress monitoring passages into triad sets for interpretation. This study investigated the use of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Next and AIMSweb oral reading fluency measures for the purpose of monitoring student progress in reading.