Standardized Assessment of Reading Performance: The New International Reading Speed Texts IReST

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Trauzettel-Klosınskı S., Dietz K.

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, vol.53, no.9, pp.5452-5461, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1167/iovs.11-8284
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5452-5461
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


PURPOSE. There is a need for standardized texts to assess reading performance, for multiple equivalent texts for repeated measurements, and for texts equated across languages for multi-language studies. Paragraphs are preferable to single sentences for accurate speed measurement. We developed such texts previously in 6 languages. The aim of our current study was to develop texts in more languages for a wide range of countries and users, and to assess the reading speeds of normally-sighted readers.