The Woodcock Reading Mastery Test is a normed measure, based on a sample of more than 3,000 people in the United States. It is designed to assess basic reading skills, comprehension and reading readiness. It can be used with anyone from age 5 to 75+, and it has two forms for test and retesting. The current version of the assessment is the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests-Revised-Normative Update (WRMT-R/NU). After scoring, the examiner will be able to calculate age- and grade-based percentiles, as well as age and grade equivalents for the test taker's scores. The results can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in reading skills and help plan for remedying difficulties.

Preparing to score the test

Administer each cluster of tests according to test instructions.

Score each item response as you administer the test; write a "1" for correct responses and a "0" for incorrect responses.

Write any comments and incorrect responses for later verification if necessary.

Scoring the Word Identification and Word Attack

  1. Add up all of the correct responses (the "1"s) for each test; write this number down.

Add all of the items below the basal for each subtest; write this number down.

Add your results from the test's step #4 and step #5 together. This is the raw score for word identification and word attack.

Scoring the Word Comprehension

Add up all of the correct responses (the "1"s) for each subtest (antonyms, synonyms, and analogies); write this number down.

Add all of the items below the basal (these are items that you did not administer because of the grade/age level of the examinee) for each subtest; write this number down.

Add your results from the test's step #4 and step #5 together. This is the raw score for word comprehension.

Scoring the Passage Comprehension

Add up all of the correct responses (the "1"s) for this test; write this number down. This is the raw score for passage comprehension.

Add all of the items below the basal; write this number down.

Add your results from step #4 and step #5 together. This is the raw score for passage comprehension.

Use the chart provided with your test materials to calculate age and grade level based on the raw scores calculated in the previous steps.