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Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles


Low Intermediate Group - Silent Reading GE 4-5.9

Description of the ASRP Profile 9

  • Profile 9 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.
  • They are performing at the low end of the Low Intermediate group on all components, and they are significantly lower on Word Meaning.
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 9 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!

Reading Component Average Score
Word Recognition




Word Meaning (Vocabulary)


Silent Reading Comprehension


Oral Reading Rate
(words per minute)


ASRP displays the average scores for Profile 9 as a line graph, the preferred method on this Web site:

Line graph showing the average scores for Profile 9 and the user's scores. This information is also presented in the table above.

Oral reading rate

Profile 9 had an average oral reading rate of 118 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 9 and the user's rate: 118wpm.