DOI: 10.1177/10534512241235896 ISSN: 1053-4512

Utilizing Text-Generative AI for Creating Oral Reading Fluency Probes

MacKenzie D. Sidwell, Landon W. Bonner, Kayla Bates-Brantley, Shengtian Wu
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

Oral reading fluency probes are essential for reading assessment, intervention, and progress monitoring. Due to the limited options for choosing oral reading fluency probes, it is important to utilize all available resources such as generative AI like ChatGPT to create oral reading fluency probes. The purpose of this article is to describe how to use AI through ChatGPT to create customizable reading passages comparable with that of oral reading fluency probes. Using readability estimates, the ChatGPT-generated passages can be tailored to suit for specific grade levels, similar to how current publishers design oral reading fluency probes for the market. The implication of ChatGPT-generated passages is that researchers and practitioners alike could use ChatGPT to be able to create a seemingly unlimited amount of reading passages tailored to the skill level and interests of the learner for intervention material and potentially assessment material, while reducing cost and time investment.

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