Master of Education Research Theses

Date of Successful Defense


Date Degree Awarded


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Stephen S. Gruber, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Eddie K. Baumann, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Margaret Grigorenko, Ph.D.


Repeated reading, Oral Reading Fluency, Retell Fluency, Comprehension, Secondary Students



Driggs, Cynthia S. M.Ed., Education Department, Cedarville University, 2013. The Efficacy of Repeated Reading on Secondary Students’ Oral Fluency Rate and Retell Rate.

Today’s secondary students need effective reading instruction in order to meet the demands of The College and Career Readiness Standards. Since fluency and comprehension comprise essential components of effective reading instruction, this quantitative research is a controlled experiment with a pretest-posttest control-group design. The questions asked include the following: (a) Does repeated reading improve secondary students’ oral reading fluency as measured by increase in the number of words read per minute? (b) Does repeated reading improve secondary students’ retell fluency as measure by increase in the number of words retold from the passage?

An experimental group that received interventions and a control group that did not receive interventions were administered pretest and a posttest. The results of an independent samples t-test indicated repeated reading had a significant effect on oral reading fluency t(30) = 4.12, p. < .001 and retell fluency t(30) = 4.58, p. < .001.



Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.