Can reading accuracy and comprehension be separated in the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability?

Alice L R Spooner, Alan Baddeley, Susan E Gathercole

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The Neale Analysis of Reading Ability (NARA) (Neale, 1997) is widely used in education and research. It provides measures of reading accuracy (decoding) and comprehension, which are frequently interpreted separately.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-204
Number of pages18
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Psychology
Issue numberPt 2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Aptitude
  • Child
  • Cognition
  • Educational Measurement
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language Tests
  • Male
  • Reading
  • Speech Perception

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