Test of Reading Comprehension (TORC)

A measure of silent reading comprehension. The strength of the TORC lies in the alternative it offers to traditional measures of reading comprehension. The vocabulary subtests appear to assess higher level aspects of vocabulary not measured by other tests. The content area breakdown may be useful to programs which emphasize the teaching of reading in content areas. The Reading Comprehension Quotient should be used as the index of general reading comprehension.

Content

Topics
Reading
Skills
Reading, Comprehension, Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology) Syntax
Grades
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
30 minutes
Price

277
TORC-4 Examiner's Manual Price: $ 76.00
TORC-4 Examiner/Record Forms (50) Price: $ 62.00
TORC-4 Student Question Booklet (25) Price: $ 89.00
TORC-4 Student Answer Booklet (50) Price: $ 62.00
TORC-4 Virtual Examiner's Manual Price: $ 76.00 

Training
Examiner's manual available
Qualifications
B: A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, education
Group/Individual
Group,
Individual
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

(800) 897-3202

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Jongsma, E. A. (1980). Test Review: Test of Reading Comprehension (TORC). Reading Teacher, 33(6), 703–708. https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Test+Review%3a+Test+of+Reading+Comprehension+(TO…

Misulis, K. E. (1989). Test of Reading Comprehension (TORC)--Revised Edition (Test Review). Journal of Reading, 33(3), 228–229. https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Test+of+Reading+Comprehension+(TORC)--Revised+Ed…

Aura, L. J., Venville, G., & Marais, I. (2016). The Relationship between Kenyan Sign Language and English Literacy. Issues in Educational Research, 26(2), 165–181. https://eric.ed.gov/?q=The+Relationship+between+Kenyan+Sign+Language+an…

Quan, J. L. (n.d.). Reading achievement for students with autism and students with learning disability: A comprehensive examination of five key areas of reading. Retrieved June 15, 2020, from https://escholarship.org/content/qt4j39w9mf/qt4j39w9mf.pd

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric Citations

Adair, A. (2010). A validation study of the grade six reading texas assessment of knowledge and skills using the test of reading comprehension-fourth edition and the STAR reading test as criterion measures (Order No. 3438285). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (829820526). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/829820526?accountid=9758

Jongsma, E. (1980). Test Review: Test of Reading Comprehension (TORC). The Reading Teacher, 33(6), 703-708. Retrieved June 19, 2020, from www.jstor.org/stable/20195103