Decoding-the process by which readers sound out unknown or unfamiliar words
Fluency-the ability to read a text easily
Fluency Rate-the rate at which a person reads; oral reading fluency and silent reading fluency rates are often different
Accuracy Rate-the percentage of words that a student reads correctly
Frustration Reading Level-material at this level is too difficult to be read by the student, even with teacher support
Instructional Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with few vocabulary problems. Little teacher support and direction is needed.
Independent Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with no difficulties in vocabulary or comprehension. Teacher support is not needed.
Reading Comprehension-the ability to read and understand what is read
Reading Vocabulary-refers to the words that students can read and understand.