English is littered with a vast collection of irregularities that are kryptonite to anyone who struggles with reading. Why add more testing to an area that is saturated with grossly over touted and poorly researched pedagogical theories. We can invent so many useless ways to test students and make them feel stupid! Why?
Maybe when we are done parsing, testing, reinventing, manipulating, decomposing, reconstituting, reforming the reading process, students will start reading for enjoyment and stop preparing to take another DUMB reading assessment. Sean