Acadience RAN

Acadience RAN is used in kindergarten and first grade. This measure may be particularly useful for educators in states that require measures of Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) as part of screening students for reading difficulties such as dyslexia. Please contact us for information on how to access the RAN materials.
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What is RAN?

Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) is a task that involves quickly and accurately naming repeated sets of familiar items. RAN measures are brief, individually administered assessments that are used in kindergarten and first grade. 

Why Use Acadience RAN?

Acadience RAN is an optional measure that can be used along with Acadience Reading K–6. RAN is a helpful tool for educators because it:

  • is a brief assessment that can be used to screen students for reading difficulties such as dyslexia
  • is typically a good predictor of future reading difficulties
  • is based on decades of research by multiple researchers
  • includes a RAN Objects, Letters, and Numbers task
  • is available in Spanish

Get Acadience RAN

The Acadience RAN measures are available for free download to Acadience Data Management customers entering Acadience Reading K–6 data during the 2019-2020 school year.

If you would like additional information or if your district would be interested in participating in further research on the new measures, please email us at

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