The University of Iowa


Accuracy in Identifying Students' Miscues During Oral Reading: A Taxonomy of Scorers' Mismarkings

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Informal reading inventories (IRI) and curriculum-based measures of reading (CBM-R) have continued importance in instructional planning, but raters have exhibited difficulty in accurately identifying students’ miscues. To identify and tabulate scorers’ mismarkings, this study employed examiners and raters who scored 15,051 words from 108 passage readings by students in Grades 5 and 6.