Ages: 7-0 through 25-0
Testing Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Administration: Individual or Group
The Gray Silent Reading Tests (GSRT) will help you quickly and efficiently measure an individual's silent reading comprehension ability. The GSRT is a new, exciting addition to the Gray reading test battery. This test consists of two parallel forms each containing 13 developmentally sequenced reading passages with five multiple-choice questions. You can give the test to persons 7 years through 25 years of age. It can be given individually or to groups. Each form, of the test yields raw scores, grade equivalents, age equivalents, percentiles, and a Silent Reading Quotient. The GSRT was normed on 1,400 individuals in 31 states. Characteristics of the normative sample have been stratified and approximate those provided in the 1997 Statistical Abstract of the United States with regard to gender, geographic region, ethnicity, race, urban/rural residence, and disability.
The GSRT reliability is sufficiently high to warrant the use of the test in a wide variety of cases. Unlike many other tests of reading, we report internal consistency for each one-year interval. The test subgroups studied include: males, females, European Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Learning Disabled, Serious Emotional Disturbance, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Reliability Coefficients Alpha are all at or above .97. We also studied test-retest, alternate forms-immediate, alternate forms-delayed, and scorer reliability. Again, the coefficients were uniformly high. We provide evidence for content-description, criterion-prediction, and construct identification validity for the GSRT. We eliminated sources of cultural, racial, and gender bias. Convincing evidence is presented in all three instances. Validity data also show that the GSRT can be used with the Gray Oral Reading Tests' - Third Edition (GORT-3). You can use the GSRT w... (more)