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Miscue analysis

Miscue analysis – an analytical procedure for assessing a student's word reading and reading comprehension based on samples of oral reading. Miscue analysis has no basis in research and is predicated on the belief that students' mistakes when reading are not random errors but are actually their attempt to make sense of the text with their experiences and language skills. Miscues are used in running records according to one of three categories: semantic, syntactic, or graphophonemic. Miscues that do not affect meaning are typically not counted as errors, even if the word is decoded incorrectly.

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