To test your reading speed, press this start button
when you're ready to begin reading the lines below.
It will alert you after 15 seconds.


 

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.