Date of Award


Degree Name

School Psychology


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Sandra S. Stroebel

Second Advisor

Fred Jay Krieg

Third Advisor

Edna Meisel


Ohio’s schools are held accountable for ensuring that students become proficient in reading by the end of third grade. Curriculum-based measures are often utilized to help monitor student progress toward proficiency goals and pinpoint those students who are at risk for falling below state standards on standardized tests. Using data from third grade students in a rural county in southern Ohio, this research determines what score on the I-Ready Diagnostic must be obtained in order to achieve proficiency on the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) reading component. Data were compared and a Pearson Product Moment Correlation of 0.71 was determined. A Linear Regression was also conducted to produce a predictor equation. Results of this study projected that an I-Ready score of 477 (95% CI 445-509) would be necessary in order to achieve proficiency on the OAA for third graders.


Ohio Achievement Assessment.

Reading - Ability testing.

Educational tests and measurements - Standards - Ohio.