Nelson-Denny Reading Test

Scoring
  • The scores available for Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Total are raw scores, scale scores, grade-equivalent scores, normal curve equivalent scores, national percentile ranks, and national stanines. The reading rate is reported in words per minute. The scoring key and procedures for obtaining all scores are included in the Manual for Scoring and Interpretation.

    Standardization and Norms

    The national standardization and norming of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test was completed during the 1992-1993 school year. Norms are available for high school and two- and four-year colleges. Special norms are available for the extended-time administration and for law-enforcement academies. All norms conversion tables are included in the Manual for Scoring and Interpretation. Information about the standardization and other technical data are included in the Technical Report.