The complex nature of reading comprehension makes it challenging to assess. Comprehension assessment results frequently do not directly indicate which skills should be addressed to remediate comprehension difficulties. The current study investigated which underlying skills are most related to a common reading comprehension test. The reading skills that were measured in this study include single-word reading accuracy, single-word reading fluency, textual reading fluency and accuracy, oral reading comprehension abilities, and silent reading comprehension abilities. The findings indicate that reading rate is associated with oral reading comprehension abilities and that word reading accuracy is important for oral reading comprehension abilities.
Grantham, Taylor M.; Carter, Matthew; Randolph, Crystal C.; and Doepker, Gina M.
"Predictive Values of Factors Affecting Reading Comprehension Assessment,"
Literacy Practice and Research: Vol. 47:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/lpr/vol47/iss4/2