Reading Fluency

Fluency Has a Check Engine Light. Who knew?

Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) is the ability to quickly and accurately name objects, pictures, colors, letters or numbers. Measures of RAN offer an inside look at how well a student can retrieve stored data, which can help predict later reading fluency.  The predictive quality leads some to think of RAN scores as a direct measure of reading abilities. This is not always the case.