2. Evaluating Reading Fluency
Typically, reading fluency is assessed on only two of the three elements – speed and accuracy – yielding a measure of automaticity. However, automaticity does not equal text comprehension, which is, by definition, the end goal of reading instruction. Assessments that include evaluation of reading prosody are the most appropriate measure of reading fluency. Consequently, assessments that incorporate prosody will be compared and contrasted with traditional methods of reading fluency assessment.