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!
Via Ana Cristina Pratas