Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and assists in the diagnosis of oral difficulties.
Purpose: Standardised test designed to assesses oral reading skills
Time: 20-30 minutes
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Ed.
Gray Silent Reading Tests
The widely used Gray Oral Reading Test-3rd Ed., has been revised and now provides all new normative data. The GORT 4 provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral difficulties. The test consists of two parallel forms, each containing 14 developmentally sequenced reading passages with five comprehension questions and can be given to students ages 6.0-18.11 years. The two forms of the test allow you to study an individual's oral reading progress over time.
The GORT 4 provides you with a Fluency Score that is derived by combining the reader's performance in Rate (time in seconds to read each passage) and Accuracy (number of deviations from print made in each passage). The number of correct responses made to the comprehension questions provides you with an Oral Reading Comprehension Score. The Fluency Score and the Oral Reading Comprehension Score are then combined to obtain an Oral Reading Quotient. All scores are reported in terms of standard scores, percentile ranks, grade equivalents, and age equivalents.
The GORT 4 was normed on a sample of more than 1,600 students ages 6.0-18.11 years. The normative sample was stratified to correspond to key demographic variables. All average internal consistency reliabilities are .90 or above.
The test-retest study was conducted with all ages for which the test can be administered and illustrates the stability and reliability of the measure. The GORT 4 is also highly valid and can be used with confidence to measure change in oral reading skills over time.
The GORT 4 is useful in a variety of settings, such as elementary and secondary schools, clinics, and reading centers.
Completely Revised and Updated!
* An easier story has been added to both forms.
* A linear equating procedure adjusts scores on the two test forms to allow you to use scores on Forms A and B interchangeably.
* Includes bias studies that show the absence of bias on gender and ethnicity.
* Includes several new validity studies.