Have you every wondering about the reading comprehension of your students?
The following are some sites designed for high school or above to test both reading speed and comprehension. Most of these have about ten paragraphs to read
http://www.readingsoft.com/ – a reading of about 8 paragraphs. Times and then has comprehension questions
Rocket Reader of http://www.rocketreader.com/cgi-bin/portal/fun_tests/perception has a reading test that includes specific vocabulary
ExecuRead of http://www.execuread.com/speedtest.htm has reading test timed and comprehension
Unless we give the students diagnostic reading tests such as these, we may never know their entry level of reading. Is it really far to assign ten pages of reading to a student who reads less than 100 reads more minute (If a textbook page has 400 words, it will that that student four minutes per page or a total of 40 minutes to read ten textbook pages.)?
What other reading diagnostics do you give your students?