Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Janne Lillestol


Curriculum and Instruction


The purpose of this action research project was to determine the effects of the implementation of the intervention, The Six Minute Solution, on student oral reading fluency scores. The research study took place in two small reading groups at Rita Murphy Elementary school in Bismarck, ND. One group consisted of three third grade students and one fourth grade students. The second group was made up of three fourth grade students. A total of four data sources were used in the collection of data. These data sources included a district required assessment; AIMSweb benchmark and progress monitoring, The Six Minute Solution placement test/daily progress monitoring, teacher observation, and finally a student survey. The data displayed an overall increase in student oral reading fluency scores over a four week period. Students found this intervention motivating and beneficial to individual progress. The results of this action research indicate that using the intervention, The Six Minute Solution, effective in aiding in the increase of oral reading fluency scores.