September 26, 2020
JAN HASBROUCK, Ph.D.
READING FAST OR READING WELL?
LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT FLUENCY
There are some who feel that there is now perhaps too much emphasis on fluency. This session—presented by one of the nation’s experts on fluency—provides a functional definition of reading fluency. The session clarifies the role of curriculum-based measures (CBM) of oral reading fluency (ORF), often used to screen students and monitor their overall progress in reading: What do these measures really tell us and how should they be used appropriately? Research-supported fluency instruction strategies will also be addressed.
Dr. Jan Hasbrouck is an educational consultant, author, and researcher, working with schools in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years and later became a professor. She is the author and coauthor of several books, and her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and coaching has been widely published. She continues to collaborate with researchers on projects related to assessment and intervention.