|Scoring the Inventory 2:
You will probably want to create some sort of standard score sheet.
In addition to the obvious (name, date, etc.) I suggest you include the
following on such a sheet:
o Name of Excerpt,
and Estimated Reading Level
(Word Per Minute Rate)
o Comprehension Question Score
Approximate Level of Performance (Independent,
First, you want to determine your students (WPM) reading speed. To do so, you can use the following formula:
Number of Words (x) 60 (/) Number of Seconds
So, let's say I had a student read a 188 word piece in 4:30. His/her reading rate would be as follows:
188 (x) 60 (/) 270 (seconds) = 41.8 WPM.
Thus, this student reads at 41.8 words per minute!
For a further discussion of scoring, see Scoring