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

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


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.