It has been proven that student achievement increases when students take ownership of their learning and monitor their own learning growth and track their own academic data. This is based on the educational research of Robert Marzano and the leadership criteria in The 7 Habits Highly Effective People for Kids by Stephen Covey.
Although fluency is not an end unto itself, it has been proven to correlate to reading comprehension, more so than multiple choice responses, cloze and oral retellings. Although it is difficult to understand how fluency is the best measure of comprehension, the rationale behind it has to do with the free space of working memory that students have when they aren’t spending all of it decoding every word in the passage. When this working memory is freed from decoding, students have more cognitive capacity to comprehension the story, the meaning of the words and what it all means as a whole.
This product includes five fluency graphs depending on your End of the Year fluency target:
My other Data Notebook products: My Vocabulary Graph My Fluency Graph (weekly)
My Sight Word Graph
My Fry Phrase Graph
My Letter Names Graph
My Letter Sounds Graph
My Reading Level Graph
My Reading Genre Graph
My Writing Genre Graph
I'm thinking that student graphing will take a burden off me, as soon as everyone understands how to fill in the graphs. The differentiation of the graphs is also a wonderful thing! You are a gift to the educational world, Jen! THank you so much!
Depending on the intensity of the intervention or just for students (not receiving fluency interventions but working weekly to maintain a gain of at least 1 word per minute per week) you track and record both, the cold reading on Monday *and* how they do on repeated readings of the same passage throughout the week on it, and/or on a cold reading of a new passage every Friday or every ten days.