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Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles

Profile 1:"TOPS"

ASE Group - Silent Reading GE 9-12

Description of the ASRP Profile 1

  • Profile 1 is part of the ASE Group of ASRP Profiles. The ASE Group is made up of three profiles (1 - 3) whose members scored between Grade Equivalent (GE) 9-12 on the DAR Silent Reading Comprehension subtest.
  • Profile 1 learners are the most capable readers in our sample.
Average scores

Averages for this group on the five reading components are shown in the table below. You will also see a line graph with the Profile 1 average scores. In both cases (the table and the line graph), all scores except oral reading rate are given in GE. We explain oral reading rate farther down this page—keep scrolling!

Profile 1: "TOPS"
Reading Component Average Score
Word Recognition




Word Meaning (Vocabulary)


Silent Reading Comprehension


Oral Reading Rate
(words per minute)


We can also display the average scores for Profile 1 as a line graph, our preferred method on this Web site:

Line graph showing the average scores for Profile 1 and the user's scores. This information is also presented in the table above.

Oral reading rate

On average, Profile 1 learners have the fastest average oral reading rate of all 11 profiles at 151 words per minute.

Many ASE level (GE 9-12) readers can read familiar texts with adequate speed and Fluency, but their lack of experience with the longer sentences and unfamiliar vocabulary of academic texts can slow their reading once they enroll in post-secondary education.

As a frame of reference, skilled adult readers (such as college students) have an average oral reading rate of 189 words per minute.RR

Bar graph displaying the average oral reading rate for Profile 1 and the user's rate: 151 wpm. This information is also presented in the table above.