The Reading with Symbols Benchmark is scored differently than a lot of our other assessments and a score of zero can be a good thing. This means that there is only a slight difference between reading with text and reading text with symbols.
We do provide scoring information for all of our benchmarks. This can be accessed within the Printable Instructions and Test PDF found on the specific Benchmark details page. The scoring information for the Reading with Symbols Benchmark can be seen below.
Raw Score = the total number of symbol sentence words read minus the total number of text words read correctly.
- Any negative score: Student reads best with text.
- 0 – 8: Only a slight difference between reading text and text with symbols.
- 9 – 17: Some advantages noted when reading text with symbol support.
- 18 and above: Symbolized text supports the student in reading text information.