Since most reading tests have time limits, their scores are clue both to comprehensive ability and to speed of reading. In this experiment a time limit test and a no time limit test are analyzed to determine the relative importance of each of these variables. Although the usual clinician or teacher uses a reading test score primarily as a measure of comprehensive ability, a critical analysis indicates that speed of reading determines these scores more than comprehensive ability. The length of the test as a fatigue factor was also found to determine the type of reading a person does.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Robinson, Francis P. and McCollom, Frieda H.
"A Critical Analysis of Reading Test Scores,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 199-199.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol40/iss1/122