Honors Projects


This project focuses on the advantages of utilizing reading fluency assessments and targeted reading instruction in adolescent language arts classrooms. Typically, as students progress beyond about sixth grade, many teachers do not continue to instruct and assess students specifically on their reading fluency; however, research shows that continuing to focus on these skills is beneficial to students, especially with the increased pressures for students to be "college and career ready" from forces such as the Common Core State Standards. Learning to read is a skill that grows as students grow - the data in this project shows that when students are encouraged to continue to "learn to read" as well as "read to learn," students can make great improvements in their reading ability in a single year.




Integrated Language Arts Education

First Advisor

Darlene Kelley

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Heath Diehl

Second Advisor Department

Honors Program

Publication Date

Summer 5-7-2015