What speed do you read? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

I took this quick  reading speed test to compare my silent reading pace to the "national average". I read the sample passage at 345 words a minute which according to this test is the speed of an average 11th grader.  Most assistive technology readers like Read and Write Gold and Kurzweil set a default speed of about 150 words a minute. Oral reading requires more time than silent reading. 

 

It is nice to know that at least on this test, after over 3 decades of serving as a teacher, tutor, supervisor, division head, assistant principal, and headmaster,in high schools from Massachusetts to Hawaii, I am finally 'closing' on  graduating High School! 

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas