This 10-hour course provides guidance and support in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of two frequently utilized standardized assessments of reading automaticity:
1- The Rapid Automatized Naming/Rapid Alternating Stimulus (RAN/RAS, Pro-Ed) assessment measures students' foundational abilities to name objects, letters, numbers, and alternating stimulus. The RAN/RAS can be used for screening risk of dyslexia and comprehensive evaluations.
2-The Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE-2, Pro-Ed) measures students' reading efficiency with both commonly occurring sight words and phonetically regular "nonsense" words. The TOWRE-2 can be used during comprehensive evaluations and as a progress monitoring tool.
As information regarding the "science of reading" becomes widely available educators are seeking methods to better understand the nature of their students' reading impairments.
One common reason children experience difficulty becoming "fluent readers" is related to weaknesses in their reading automaticity or naming speed. Naming Speed weaknesses are estimated to affect approximately 20% of struggling readers. The administration of selected standardized assessments can help determine when a student is experiencing a naming speed weakness.