Age Range: 7-0 to 17-11 yearsTesting Time: 30 to 45 minutesAdministration: Individual
The Test of Reading Comprehension-Fourth Edition (TORC-4) is an innovative approach to testing silent reading comprehension that can be used to (a) identify children and adolescents who score significantly below their peers and who therefore might need help in improving their reading proficiency and comprehension, (b) document student progress in remedial programs, and (c) serve as a research tool in studies investigating reading problems in children and adolescents.
The TORC-4 was normed on 1,942 students in 14 states. The test has five subtests, all of which measure word identification and contextual meaning. Studies in the TORC-4 manual indicate that the test has high reliability and strong validity, especially criterion-prediction validity.
The five subtests are combined to form a composite called the Reading Comprehension Index, a standard score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. This index represents students' ability to understand contextual printed material.
New Features of the TORC-4
COMPLETE TORC-4 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, 50 Examiner/Record Forms, 25 Student Question Booklets (28-Pages), and 50 Student Answer Booklets (8-Pages), all in a sturdy storage box. (©2009)