Restricted Access Thesis
The purpose of this study is to analyze the adequacy of Developmental Reading Assessments (DRAs) to measure reading levels of ESL students. Related topics include oral reading fluency, comprehension, models of reading, assessment, and reading in a second language. Case studies of six ESL elementary school age students given DRAs are reported. Oral reading fluency and comprehension performance was contrasted individually and collectively for the six case studies to determine an answer to the research question: Do DRA scores adequately measure the reading levels of ESL students? Findings and analyses of this study suggest that DRAs do not provide an adequate measure of ESL student reading ability.
Miller, Kathleen, "The adequacy of developmental reading assessment (DRA) scores to measure reading ability of English as a second language (ESL) students" (2007). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 342.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations