teaching resource

Reading Fluency Assessment Tool

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 6 pages | Years: 3 - 5

A user-friendly tool for teachers to test their students' fluency and accuracy.

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher guidelines
  • a literary and factual text for students to read
  • an assessment tool for teachers
  • a fluency assessment checklist.


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  • Chantelle Denyer

    Hello Teach Starter. I have just completed these with my class. However, I am unsure of how to work out the AWPM. So if the formula is (words read correctly / minutes read), do we not take into account seconds? So if the child took 1 min and 25 seconds to read the text, do I use 1 as the denominator? Or do I turn them into seconds and have 85 as the denominator? Any help would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Chantelle, good question! Yes, you do include the seconds. And yes you convert the time into seconds. So, if your student read 30 words over 1 min 30 secs. Then your equation would look like this 30 / 90 = 0.333. But, then you need to times by 60 to get your average words per minute which would equal an average of 20 words per minute. I hope this helps!

  • Annie

    Fantastic resource, will be using these with my Grade 3s to test for fluency. Thank you

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Annie, Thanks for your comment! We are glad you are able to use this resource in your classroom. Holly