Rate/WCPM/Fluency Expectations

How Does Reading Rate Impact Leveling?

By default, reading rate (words correct per minute) is not a major factor influencing students' levels on Literably. If a student reads at or below 7 wcpm, Literably will NOT level the student up, regardless of accuracy and comprehension. Otherwise, reading rate does not impact students' levels.

Note: If your school or district would be interested in automatically incorporating wcpm into leveling decision on Literably, please email us at support@literably.com.

Are my Students Meeting Expectations for Reading Rate?

In the Rate column, Literably color-codes your students' wcpm scores based on whether or not they are meeting expectations for their grade and time of year, as defined by the Hasbrouck & Tindal oral reading fluency norms.

Note that wcpm expectations increase linearly over the course of the school year. So, a Grade 1 student reading 13 wcpm in March would display as yellow (approaching expectations).

Key

Meets Expectations 50th percentile - 10 wcpm or above
Approaches Expectations 50th percentile - 25 wcpm or above
Does Not Meet Expectations More than 25 wcpm below the 50th percentile
N.A. wcpm expectations are not relevant at this grade and time

 

  September 1 January 15 June 1
Grade K N.A. N.A. N.A.
  N.A. N.A. N.A.
  N.A. N.A. N.A.
Grade 1 N.A. 13 43
  N.A. 0 28
  N.A. N.A. 0
Grade 2 41 62 79
  26 47 64
  0 0 0
Grade 3 61 82 97
  46  67  82 
  0
 Grade 4 84 102  113 
  69  87  98 
 
 Grade 5 100 117  129 
  85  102  114
 
 Grade 6 117 130  140 
  102  115  125 
 
 Grade 7 118 126 140
  103  111  125
 
Grade 8 123 136  141 
  108  121  126 
 
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