Purpose: To assess individual reading progress based on a series of sentences of graded ability
Age: 5–16 years
Time: up to minutes
Fully re-standardised and now in its fifth edition, the Salford Sentence Reading and Comprehension Test (SSRCT) provides a snapshot of a pupil's reading and comprehension ability based on sentences of graded ability.
Taking as little as ten minutes to administer, this individual, oral reading test can be used as part of an initial assessment for pupils with suspected reading difficulties, or as a quick screening test for groups of pupils. Three parallel forms (A, B and C) allow for re-testing, to track progress and monitor the impact of interventions over time.
The SSRCT assesses factors relating to reading accuracy, reading comprehension (literal understanding, inference and vocabulary), reading age and comprehension age.