Sentence reading

Subtest Level Recommendations

Sentence reading

Very low (Accuracy SAS <75)

Check: Check scores on single word reading test and phonic skills (Funny words) test to see if there is a general difficulty with reading. In such cases a well-structured multisensory phonics scheme is essential before addressing reading comprehension issues – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes. Check spelling test score to see if there is a general literacy difficulty.

Action: A programme to develop text reading skills (fluency, comprehension and confidence) is essential for this student – see page 62 of the LASS 8-11 manual.

Below average (Accuracy SAS 76-87)

Check: Check scores on single word reading test and phonic skills (Funny words) test to see if there is a general difficulty with reading. In such cases a well-structured multisensory phonics scheme is essential before addressing reading comprehension issues – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes. Check spelling test score to see if there is a general literacy difficulty.

Action: A programme to develop text reading skills (fluency, comprehension and confidence) is recommended for this student – see page 62 of the LASS 8-11 manual.

Slightly below average (Accuracy SAS 88-94)

Check: Check scores on single word reading test and phonic skills (Funny words) test to see if there is a general difficulty with reading. In such cases a well-structured multisensory phonics scheme is essential before addressing reading comprehension issues – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes. Check spelling test score to see if there is a general literacy difficulty.

Action: It is suggested that reading comprehension is regularly monitored for this student. A programme to develop text reading skills (fluency, comprehension and confidence) may be appropriate – see page 62 of the LASS 8-11 manual.