Reading Speed Test Instructions
"How To Do This Reading Speed Test"
This reading speed test is setup to cover the average reading
speed (in English). In the U.S.A., the average reading speed is
estimated to be slightly less than 200 words per minute. This
reading speed test is designed to compare your reading speed
before and after you run one of the mental stretches when you
first start using the system. This test is not required when you
run the Pre-Exercise Warm-Up Procedure.
When you are ready to do the test, set the page so that the
entire test area is visible in your window. Then click once on
the start button and start reading the words in the test area.
After 15 seconds, a pop up flag will appear. You will also hear
a chime which signals the end of the test.
If you get to the last line and still have time left, start
again at the top. Add 432 to the number in the right column
where you finished.
When the time is up and you get the alerts, stop reading. Take
note of where you stopped reading and check the number of Words
Per Minute (WPM) next to the sentence where you stopped. This is
your reading speed. You may do the test over again, if you wish.
If you would like to know what your reading range is, take the
speed test three times. Take it once while reading slow enough
to ensure that your reading speed is 100 percent comprehension.
Take the speed test again while reading with a comprehension of
ninety percent. Then, take the speed test again while reading
with a comprehension of fifty percent.
Practice reading at each comprehension level before taking each
speed test in order to get more accurate results. The results
you get indicate the range or extent of your reading speed.