The colors indicate whether the student is meeting expectations for words correct per minute (as defined by the Hasbrouck & Tindal oral reading fluency norms).
Green indicates that a student is within the appropriate range, yellow that a student is at some risk, and red that a student is at high risk.
Hasbrouck & Tindal write: "We recommend that a score falling within 10 words above or below the 50th percentile should be interpreted as within the normal, expected, and appropriate range for a student at that grade level at that time of year" (p. 640). As suggested, we classify a student as green if her reading rate is greater than the 50th percentile for her grade and time of year minus 10 wcpm. We classify a student as yellow if she is 10-25 wcpm below average, and red otherwise.
- Since Hasbrouck & Tindal have only defined norms beginning in the middle of first grade, no student is considered to be at-risk based on her words correct per minute prior to the middle of first grade.
- We treat fall as September 1, winter as January 15, and Spring as June 1. We assume linear increases in reading rates from September 1 to January 15 and from January 15 to June 1.