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Gray Oral Reading Test- Fifth Edition (GORT-5)

Test Intro: Gray Oral Reading Test-Fifth Edition (GORT-5) 

The GORT-5 is a norm-referenced, reliable test that yields valid results for oral reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension for individuals ages 6 years 0 months (6-0) through 23 years 11 mont6hs (23-11)......

The GORT-5 has two parallel forms (A and B), each of which contains 16 separate stories.  Five comprehension questions follow each story.

The GORT-5 has four major purposes: (a) to help identify those students who are significantly behind their peers on oral reading and determine the degree of the problems, (b) to discover oral reading strengths and weaknesses within individual students, (c) to monitor students’ progress in special intervention programs, and (d) to be used in research studying reading in school age students.

The GORT-5 yields five types of normative scores: grade and age equivalents, percentile ranks, scaled scores, and the Oral Reading Index (ORI).

 

Test Description/Test Analysis: Gray Oral Reading Test-Fifth Edition (GORT-5) 

The GORT-5 assesses four critical skills related to oral reading: rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. 

Rate:  The rationale for measuring reading rate lies in the fact that improvement in reading directly rsults in an increase in the number of words a person can read in a specified period of time.  Rate speaks to automaticity and reading speed, and students need to be able to read at a certain speed to find reading effortless and enjoyable.

On the GORT-5, **** obtained a scaled score of ** in Rate which falls in the **** range of functioning.

Accuracy:  The rationale for measuring reading accuracy is self-evident.  Accuratge word reading is a hallmark of proficient reading, and those who cannot read accurately are generally targeted for word study interventions. 

On the GORT-5, **** obtained a scaled score of ** in Accuracy which falls in the **** range of functioning.

Fluency:  Fluency is measured on the GORT-5 by combining rate and accuracy because fluent readers demonstrate a combination of the two skills.

On the GORT-5, **** obtained a scaled score of ** in Fluency which falls in the **** range of functioning.

Comprehension:  Assessment of reading comprehension, or derived meaning from print, is an important feature of any comprehensive reading battery.

On the GORT-5, **** obtained a scaled score of ** in Comprehension which falls in the **** range of functioning.

The normative score for the composite is called the Oral Reading Index (ORI) and is a standard score, comparing each student to their peers.  It is the most reliable score on the test.

On the GORT-5, **** obtained a standard score of *** on the Oral Reading Index which falls in the **** range of functioning.

 

 

 

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