Ages: Preschool through Adult Testing Time: 3-5 minutes Administration:Individual
The Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) has historically held a respected position in education as a quick screening test to determine a student’s reading level. The SORT-R3 continues in the tradition and purpose that Richard L. Slosson intended, remaining as a quick and reliable screening test. With the ability to target word recognition levels for children and adults, the SORT-R3 can be used for regular education testing populations and for many special testing populations. Developed from several sources, such as Dolch and other reading references, the SORT-R3 Word Lists contain 200 words in groups of 20 words. Target words have been carefully selected to represent a steady progression of difficulty from preprimer through the high school level. The design and layout of this test allows for quick individual administration, taking about 3-5 minutes on average to complete.
The effectiveness of the SORT-R3 compared to the original SORT has improved, with many new features being added to this edition to accommodate a wide range of individual preferences and/or handicaps.
New Testing Features of the SORT-R3 include:
Three Different Print Sizes in the Word Lists- with 14 point and 18 point print sizes provided, these options help serve a wide range of individuals with word size preferences or handicaps. Also if desired, a 24 point print Word List is available as an extra option (not included in kit).
Instructions for Individuals with Verbal Impairments- the SORT-R3 can adapt to individuals with any speech defect, such as stuttering or speech impediments.
Instructions for Individuals in Adult Literacy Programs- the SORT-R3 provides the examiner administration directions and additional scoring information.
Scannable Score Sheet- the marked answers on the score sheet can be tabulated and programmed for Scantron data collection.
Revised Manual- the manual has been modified and reorganized, containing comprehensive information that addresses administration, statistics, and scoring.
Normative data in the SORT-R3 has been updated, with an "other" category that includes Native American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Pacific Island American, and other similar groups. However, the subjects must have been fluent in English, with English as their primary language.
Updated Norms and Scoring Methods:
Nationally Restandardized: Norms represent 1,331 individuals, ranging from preschool to adults, across 24 states.
Validity with Correlations: Now complements the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) and Woodcock- Johnson Tests of Achievement in the .90s and higher.
Grade and Age Equivalents: Confidence Intervals of 95% and 99% have been established for the SORT-R3.
Scoring Modes: Standard Scores by Age and Grade Levels, T-Scores, Stanines, and Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs) have all been updated.
With the Slosson Oral Reading Test-Revised 3 being a multidimensional reading assessment tool, and only taking 3 to 5 minutes to administer, it easily stands out as a unique test. Education is a self-enlightening process, and is an important component of life. The ability to save time, while still providing important educational assessments to individuals who desire to gain knowledge, assists the administrator in helping the examinee to obtain progress.
The SORT-R3 Complete Kit includes: Manual / Scannable Score Sheets (Set of 50) / Word Lists (14 and 18 Point Print; Spiral-Bound)