Fluent-spoken or expressed effortlessly and correctly, able to speak a language effortlessly and correctly. This is the definition of fluent. Fluency is a noun, fluently, adverb.
If you are “fluent” in something you should be able to express it effortlessly and correctly. In no part of the definition does fluent mean FAST.
Synonyms for fluent are-flowing, confident, self-assured, glib, smooth, effortless, and easy. NOT fast!
I can be fluent in Spanish, a fluent reader, and move fluently, none of which makes me FAST!
Our state standards and the new Common Core Standards state that first grade students should be “fluent” in math facts to 10.
In no part of either standard does it say they are to be TIMED or FAST.
Fluent DOES NOT mean FAST. –Just saying.