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Oral Reading Fluency

Oral reading fluency is a measure of overall reading competence: the ability to translate letters into sounds, unify sounds into words, process connections, relate text to meaning, and make inferences to fill in missing information.

2Choose at least one characteristic

About This Chart

This chart shows the distribution of the number of words of connected text read correctly per minute by Egyptian grade 3 students. The percentage of students in each interval is shown on each bar.

Percentage of Egyptian Grade 3 Students in Each Oral Reading Fluency Interval

Percentage of Egyptian grade 3 students who could not read a single word of connected text (zero score) by region, urban or rural residence and gender

Questions for Discussion

Does the percentage of students who cannot read a single word differ for boys and girls? Is this pattern similar across different regions? What factors might account for any such differences? Do the types of schools attended or the curriculum for girls and boys differ across the various regions and/or in rural and urban areas?

Summary: Oral Reading Fluency Scores

  MeanLowest ValueHighest Value
East Delta
Rural
Male21.6075
Female23.9074
Urban
Male26.80102
Female26.7079
Metro Cairo
Rural
Male15.4066
Female21.8096
Urban
Male26.0088
Female26.9086
Mid Egypt
Rural
Male11.0074
Female16.4078
Urban
Male21.2059
Female15.3050
Upper Egypt
Rural
Male12.5076
Female15.6085
Urban
Male24.7070
Female24.6056
West Delta
Rural
Male21.7083
Female26.3076
Urban
Male25.2097
Female35.5082

# indicates too few cases for reliable estimate