For the end of the year we do the Letter Naming Fluency, the Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, and the Nonsense Word Fluency Assessments in Dibels. I don’t know what it is about this year, but my kids have performed mediocre at best on the Letter Naming Fluency, while generally knocking the other two out of the ball park. Almost every kid has performed very well on the Phoneme Segmentation, and Nonsense Word items but they just can’t seem to name letters fast. I just don’t get why they can’t name the letters with automaticity. And it’s not just my class, all the kindergarten teachers at my school have noticed the same thing this year.