Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Much research has been conducted on the importance of reading fluency. Researchers nearly all conclude that reading fluency greatly affects a student’s overall ability to read. However, often times reading fluency is not given the same importance in intermediate and upper elementary grades. This study was conducted to determine whether Lexia Core 5 or repeated reading interventions had a greater effect on reading fluency gains for third through fifth grade students in one rural, public school. Forty-two students participated in the twelve week study. Various different subgroups of students were looked at and monitored. The final results, as a whole, were nearly identical. However, the Lexia intervention showed greater results for ESL students and students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch.
Den Hartog, Matt, "The Effects of Reading Fluency Interventions on Different Populations of Students Repeated Readings vs. Lexia Core 5" (2017). Master of Education Program Theses. 116.