• Oral Reading Fluency plays such an important role in helping teachers know how to help their students better.  ORF is widely used. ORF involves having students read aloud from an unpracticed passage for one minute.  The teacher notes any errors made (words read or pronounced incorrectly, omitted, read out of order, or words pronounced for the student by the examiner after a 3-second pause) and then calculates the total of words read correctly per minute (WCPM).

    This WCPM score has 30 years of validation research conducted over three decades, indicating it is a robust indicator of overall reading development throughout the primary grades.

    The students that score below or significantly below benchmark are at possible risk of reading difficulties. They are good candidates for further  to help teachers determine their skill strengths or weaknesses, and plan appropriately targeted instruction and  (Hasbrouck, 2010. Educators as Physicians: Using RTI Data for Effective Decision-Making. Austin, TX: Gibson Hasbrouck & Associates.  We are working hard to help students by using this oral reading fluency each week.  


    In the table below, you will find our Aimsweb Oral Reading Fluency goals.  Each week your child will be assessed on an Oral Reading Fluency passage.  Please use the table below to see how many words are expected in each month for your child's grade level.