Nonsense Word Fluency
What does Nonsense Word Fluency assess?
Nonsense Word Fluency assesses the alphabetic
principle, specifically whether a
When is it given?
It is given in the middle and end of Kindergarten, the beginning, middle, and
How is it administered?
To view a video clip of this being given to a child, click on the link below.
The teacher reads a specific set of directions to the child.
The child has 1 minute to read each individual sound or the entire word.
If the child struggles with a letter or a word for 3 seconds, the
teacher will tell
The child's score is how many sounds correctly produced in 1 minute.
Why is this important?
Knowledge of letter-sound correspondence is essential
to a child's ability to
Where should my child's score be when he takes this test?
The benchmark score differs depending upon the time of year the test is taken.
Let's think of benchmark as meaning the score your
child needs to be considered
The chart below will show the
minimum benchmark score. Children who score
A child should reach the benchmark goal for this
assessment by the middle of
Nonsense Word Fluency Benchmark Scores
|Grade Given||Time of Year||Benchmark Score|
|K||Middle||13 or more letters|
|K||End||25 or more letters|
|1st||Beginning||24 or more letters|
|1st||Middle||50 or more letters|
|1st||End||50 or more letters|
|Beginning||50 or more letters|
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|Assessment-LNF||DIBELS- ISF||DIBELS- PSF||DIBELS- NWF|
|DIBELS- ORF||Reading Academy|