Errors are tallied during the reading whenever a child does any of the following:
- Substitutes another word for a word in the text
- Omits a word
- Inserts a word
- Has to be told a word
- Mispronounces a word (not as a result of dialect)
- Creates a nonword
Self Corrections are when a student corrects themselves or goes back to correct the word. These are not considered an error.