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Oral Reading Study

Students reading in a library. 
The 2002 oral reading study was undertaken to discover how well the nation's fourth-graders can read aloud a typical grade 4 story. The assessment provided information about students fluency in reading aloud and examined the relationship between oral reading, accuracy, rate, fluency, and reading comprehension. Learn more...

Oral Reading Study Results and Publications

Cover of the 2002 oral reading study report. View results from the 2002 oral reading study. Read the complete report, Fourth-Grade Students Reading Aloud: NAEP 2002 Special Study of Oral Reading. Find out more about the 1992 study by reading NAEP Facts: Listening to Children Read Aloud: Oral Fluency.

How the Oral Reading Study Works

Learn how the assessment was administered. Learn about features of the study. Explore the components of the study: accuracy, rate, and fluency. Read the passage, "The Box in the Barn." The 198-word excerpt used for the study is highlighted.

The NAEP Reading Assessment

Find out more information about the main NAEP reading assessment. Explore the reading framework. Explore all of the 2002 released questions in the NAEP Questions Tool.

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Last updated 03 June 2015 (DS)
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