evaluation focusReading Level
availabilityMust be purchased
additional materialsSORT – Component List
The Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) is a tool that can be used to measure reading level in children and adults. The SORT assesses word recognition using a list of 200 words in groups of 20 that progress steadily in difficulty through high school reading levels.
- Standard scores by Age and Grade Levels
- Normal Curve Equivalents (NCEs)
Administration Format: paper/pencil test, scantron scoring available
Administration Time: 3-5 minutes
Reliability and Validity: the most recent version of the test (SORT-R3) has been nationally standardized with norms representing a population of 1,331 from 24 states and ranging in age from preschool to adulthood. Correlations greater than or equal to 0.90 with the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) and Woodcock- Johnson Tests of Achievement. Confidence intervals were established for grade equivalents (96%) and age equivalents (99%).
Available for Purchase: http://www.slosson.com/onlinecatalogstore_i1004020.html?catId=51705
supporting literatureJohnson, M.E., Fisher, D.G. (1996) Evaluating Three Reading Tests for Use with Alcohol and Other Drug-Abusing Populations. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, 20(6), 1125-9.
PDF: SORT – 1 – Johnson 1996
Floyd, S.W. (1999) Does Phonological Awareness Predict Reading Acquisition? A Comparison of Scores on Auditory Subtests of "The Phonological Awareness Test" to Scores on the "Slosson Oral Reading Test" and the grade 2 "Scott Foresman Class Placement Test: Comprehension Subtest". University of South Carolina ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.
PDF: SORT – 2 – Floyd 1999
Davis, T.C., Crouch, M.A., Long, S.W., Jackson, R.H., Bates, P., George, R.B., Bairnsfather, L.E. (1991) Rapid Assessment of Literacy Levels of Adult Primary Care Patients. Family Medicine, 23(6), 433-435.
PDF: SORT – 3 – Davis 1991 (abstract only)