Teacher Survey of the Accessibility and Text Features of the Computerized Oral Reading Evaluation (CORE). (Technical Report No. 1601).

Kahn, J., Nese, J. F. T., Alonzo, J. (2016). Teacher survey of the accessibility and text features of the computerized oral reading evaluation (CORE). (Technical Report No. 1601). Eugene, OR: Behavioral Research and Teaching, University of Oregon. There is strong theoretical support for oral reading fluency (ORF) as an essential building block of reading proficiency. The current study was part of a larger project to develop and validate a computerized ORF assessment system–Computerized Oral Reading Evaluation(CORE)–to reduce limitations in current ORF measures and procedures. The purposes of this technical report are to: (a) document whether the CORE system was accessible and useful for teachers, (b) explore potential differences between CORE and traditional ORF (i.e., easyCBM) passages, and (c) identify potential deficits in the three CORE lengths (≈ 25, 50, or 85 words).      TechRpt_1601