ART-2 is now available
The Adult Reading Test (ART) has been developed to assess the literacy skills of adults.
It is a prose reading test that provides measures of reading accuracy, reading comprehension, speed of reading and speed of writing, using centile scores.
The test was standardised on a UK student population attending Further and Higher Education colleges/universities in the South East of England.
The DfES has established a working party to review arrangements for the assessment of specifiic learning difficulties in higher education.
The ART, which was developed as part of a dyslexia assessment process at Roehampton, has been included in the list of suitable tests produced by the working party.
It has also been used to obtain literacy measures for exam certification.
There are 5 passages, increasing in difficulty as the student progresses through the test.
There is also an extension passage and a pre-entry passage available. Scoring sheets are provided with the manual along with technical data.