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Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles

Profile 8: "HIGH WORD MEANING"

Low Intermediate Group - Silent Reading GE 4-5.9



Description of the ASRP Profile 8

  • Profile 8 is part of the Low Intermediate Group of ASRP Profiles. The Low Intermediate Group is made up of three profiles (7-9) that have Silent Reading Comprehension scores between Grade Equivalent (GE) 4 and 5.9.
  • Their Word Meaning (Vocabulary) skill is higher than their Print Skills (Alphabetics) (Word Recognition and Spelling).
  • They have the highest average Word Meaning scores of the three profiles in the Low Intermediate Group.
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 8 averages. In both cases (the table and the line graph), all scores except oral reading rate are given in GE. We explain We explain oral reading rate farther down this page—keep scrolling!!


Profile 8: "HIGH WORD MEANING"
Reading Component Average Score
Word Recognition

4.0

Spelling

3.3

Word Meaning (Vocabulary)

6.4

Silent Reading Comprehension

4.1

Oral Reading Rate
(words per minute)

115



ASRP displays the average scores for Profile 8 as a line graph, the preferred method on this Web site:

Line graph showing the average scores for Profile 8 and the user's scores. This information is also presented in the table above.
Oral reading rate

Profile 8 had an average oral reading rate of 115 words per minute.

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 8 and the user's rate: 115wpm. This information is also presented in the table above.

As with other components, there is a lowest range of scores. For Profile 8, 15% of learners read at rates below 95 wpm.