The selected research suggests that reading fluency is the single most important predictor of school marks in all literacy-related subjects for school children.
The study was conducted among 489 children who were studying at high schools, secondary schools, and primary schools. The evaluation process was based on the standardized reading test, where both the factors of comprehension and fluency were assessed. After the measurement was done, the researchers requested schools to report on the grades or marks of each tested student in order to compare their academic performance with their reading fluency and comprehension scores. It is important to point out that reading rapidity alone was not a strong predictor of school outcome, but in the context of fluency was a strong predictor (Bigozzi et al., 2017, p. 9). In other words, by conducting the correlational analysis, the researchers found that reading fluency was the strongest and most reliable predictor of school and educational outcomes among students. Therefore, school level or level of education was not an impactful factor on the strength of the predictability of reading fluency.
I think that assessing reading fluency should be conducted frequently in order to track a learner’s educational development in order to enable timely assistance and help. Thus, educators will be able to ensure that they are monitoring the overall progression of students, at least in literacy-based subjects. The data supports the correlation of reading fluency with academic achievements in all K-12 levels, which means that it is applicable to all school children.