Assess your less able pupils' reading ability in less than 10 minutes

Quickly assess the reading and comprehension ability of pupils in less than 10 minutes, with a one-to-one oral reading test for ages 5 to 16. Fully updated in line with the National Curriculum, this quick standardised test is ideal for screening large groups of pupils, tracking small steps of progress and monitoring the impact of interventions over time.

The fifth edition of the Salford Sentence Reading and Comprehension Test is due to publish in August 2022 with: 

  • New sentences offering an increased level of difficulty so that the test can be used securely into KS3
  • Every sentence now has three comprehension questions testing literal understanding, inference and vocabulary
  • New listening comprehension for pupils that are unable to read the sentences
  • Online marksheets and reporting as part of MARK our free assessment and reporting dashboard

Please be advised that orders of New Salford Sentence Reading Test are restricted to schools/institutions only. Please supply an institutional address when you place your order as we are unable to fulfil orders with a private address.

Support and track your pupils' progress in reading and comprehension
Quickly assess the reading and comprehension ability of your pupils
Quickly assess a pupil’s reading accuracy and comprehension ability using sentences aligned to the National Curriculum
Monitor pupil progress and track the impact of interventions
Track small steps of progress and demonstrate the impact of interventions over time with parallel forms
Generate quick and reliable data
Generate reliable reading ages, comprehension ages and age standardised scores
What's new?
Updated content in line with the National Curriculum
All content aligned to the National Curriculum, including updated comprehension questions to assess inference, literal comprehension and vocabulary.
Fully re-standardised to provide teachers with the most accurate data
Completely re-standardised on pupils aged 5-16.
Allows teachers to match pupils with appropriate resources
Mapped to KS1 and KS2 book bands to quickly match a pupil’s reading age to appropriate reading resources.

Download your free evaluation pack and access sample content

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What's included?

The teacher's manual provides administration guidance, details on next steps and strategies to improve the test outcomes section.

The Record Sheet allows teachers to keep track of reading errors and comprehension answers.

The reading cards include additional sentences, enabling the test to be used with lower ability readers in KS3.

SSRCT is recommended by Catch Up

Catch Up is a not-for-profit charity set up to help learners who struggle with literacy and numeracy.

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