What is a Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM) score?

A WCPM score is a ratio of correctly-read words to total-attempted words divided by the time taken to read the passage.

How does the scoring work?

Simbi uses industry standard oral reading rates, as determined by Hasbrouck and Tindal, to gauge readings on the Simbi platform.

Please refer to the chart below to gauge spoken words correct per minute against North American school grade levels.

Our technology is always improving, but WCPM scored can be affected by self-corrections, background noise, and audio quality of recordings, Simbi recommends teachers use professional judgment in assessment of student reading.

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