ERIC Number: EJ1023167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
RAN Backward: A Test of the Visual Scanning Hypothesis
Protopapas, Athanassios; Altani, Angeliki; Georgiou, George K.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v17 n6 p453-461 2013
Rapid automatized naming (RAN) is strongly correlated with reading fluency. A substantial part of this correlation is ascribed to the serial nature of the task. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the left-to-right and downward scanning direction of reading and RAN may partially underlie their relationship. 107 Grade 6 Greek children were assessed on RAN digits and objects, a reversed-direction version of RAN digits, and word- and passage-reading fluency. The correlations of regular RAN with reading were not larger than those of RAN backward, ruling out visual scanning as an explanation of the relation between RAN and reading.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naming, Reading Fluency, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Eye Movements, Greek, Hypothesis Testing, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)