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READING SCORES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS


 


  Definitions

  WPM: Number of Words (Read) Per Minute
  Non-Fiction Reading: Science article with 10 multiple-choice questions at end of the article
  Fiction Reading: Timed novel reading - comprehension was self-assessed by student

Reading score averages are listed at the bottom of this page.  
 

 

Beginning 
Rate

Beginning
Comprehension

Non-Fiction Reading

Ending 
Rate

Ending
Comprehension

304 wpm

40%

583 wpm

80%

107 wpm

0%

272 wpm

80%

226 wpm

20%

429 wpm

40%

283 wpm

20%

775 wpm

80%

76 wpm

20%

477 wpm

60%

174 wpm

40%

354 wpm

40%

100 wpm

80%

185 wpm

80%

170 wpm

40%

300 wpm

60%

146 wpm

0%

375 wpm

80%

150 wpm

20%

250 wpm

60%

79 wpm

20%

250 wpm

20%

147 wpm

60%

222 wpm

60%

227 wpm

40%

375 wpm

40%

129 wpm

20%

353 wpm

20%

318 wpm

40%

340 wpm

60%

197 wpm

20%

272 wpm

80%

158 wpm

20%

200 wpm

60%

194 wpm

40%

261 wpm

40%

140 wpm

20%

155 wpm

40%

259 wpm

40%

273 wpm

100%

154 wpm

 40%

326 wpm

40%

214 wpm

40%

442 wpm

80%

253 wpm

40%

442 wpm

60%

272 wpm

60%

516 wpm

80%

217 wpm

40%

311 wpm

60%

129 wpm

40%

300 wpm

80%

129 wpm

60%

286 wpm

60%

166 wpm

0%

285 wpm

60%

190 wpm

40%

353 wpm

80%

210 wpm

60%

300 wpm

80%

102 wpm

0%

258 wpm

60%

186 wpm

0%

281 wpm

20%

181 wpm

60%

295 wpm

60%

Beginning
Rate

Beginning Comprehension

Fiction
Reading

Ending
Rate

Ending Comprehension

225 wpm

fair/good

 

471 wpm

fair/good

342 wpm

very good

 

560 wpm

very good

144 wpm

good

 

390 wpm

good

259 wpm

very good

 

648 wpm

fair

170 wpm

very good

 

791 wpm

good

247 wpm

very good

 

686 wpm

good

225 wpm

fair

 

1281 wpm

fair

86 wpm

poor

 

386 wpm

fair

598 wpm

very good

 

900 wpm

very good

129 wpm

fair

767 wpm

good

197 wpm

fair

 

395 wpm

fair

179 wpm

fair

 

393 wpm

fair

189 wpm

good

 

288 wpm

excellent

202 wpm

good

 

225 wpm

very good

168 wpm

fair

 

548 wpm

good

118 wpm

good

 

191 wpm

good

169 wpm

good

 

198 wpm

excellent

86 wpm

fair

 

324 wpm

good

155 wpm

good

 

389 wpm

very good

90 wpm

good

 

225 wpm

very good

258 wpm

excellent

 

521 wpm

excellent

165 wpm

fair

 

315 wpm

fair

375 wpm

very good

 

691 wpm

good

72 wpm

good

 

273 wpm

fair

445 wpm

fair/good

 

734 wpm

good/very good

118 wpm

poor

 

148 wpm

good

270 wpm

very good

 

440 wpm

fair-good

492 wpm

fair

 

1200 wpm

good

115 wpm

good

 

462 wpm

good

378 wpm

fair

 

529 wpm

very good

212 wpm

poor

 

420 wpm

fair

165 wpm

good

245 wpm

good

135 wpm

fair

 

328 wpm

excellent

201 wpm

fair

 

486 wpm

good

231 wpm

fair

 

550 wpm

good


 

Non-Fiction Average

 

Fiction Average

Beginning Rate: 170 wpm
Ending Rate: 310 wpm

+82% Rate Improvement

Beginning Comprehension: 20%
Ending Comprehension: 55%

+75% Comprehension Improvement

 

Beginning Rate: 204 wpm
Ending Rate: 481 wpm

+136% Rate Improvement

Beginning Comprehension: fair
Ending Comprehension: very good

+33% Comprehension Improvement


*  Scores are from adults (ages 17 - 65) who participated in a 6 or 8-hour Target Reading seminar.
   Beginning and ending reading tests involved the same format but used different subject matter.
 

 

     
 
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