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Rhode Island College

2015

Literacy; reading difficulties; optimal literacy instruction; Nonsense Word Fluency probe;

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What's The Sense In Nonsense Word Fluency Probes?, Maggie M. Habershaw Jan 2015

What's The Sense In Nonsense Word Fluency Probes?, Maggie M. Habershaw

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A major focus of education in the United States has been for “optimal” literacy instruction for all students. To accomplish this goal, major initiatives have centered upon the early identification and prevention of reading difficulties. To this end, professionals in the field are using numerous literacy programs and assessments to promote optimal literacy instruction. One of these assessment programs is the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Across the United States, over 2,000,000 students are administered the DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency probe each year. The purpose of this study is to reflect on teacher perceptions and ...