Reading Plus

Beyond Common

Preparing America’s students for college and career.

Comprehensive Assessment

The Reading Plus assessment, InSight, is a computer-adaptive assessment that measures three dimensions essential to successful independent silent reading: capacity, efficiency, and motivation. InSight goes beyond the typical measures of comprehension and vocabulary (capacity) by also including measures of comprehension-based silent reading rate (efficiency) and motivation for reading. These often overlooked dimensions of reading have significant effects on ability to make sustainable academic gains and desire to use reading as a tool for lifelong learning.


The initial administration of InSight groups students by instructional needs to determine which students:

  • are in need of comprehension, vocabulary, and/or silent reading rate development
  • are proficient readers who will benefit from building capacity with increasingly complex texts
  • may need a diagnostic assessment to determine if they have the foundational skills needed to begin Reading Plus.

Placement and Schedule Recommendations

InSight’s initial administration determines an individualized instructional path for each student, including:

  • the most appropriate program components for instruction
  • the initial placement level within each component
  • weekly assignment recommendations for each component.

Progress Benchmarking

The initial administration of InSight provides baseline performance measures while subsequent administrations (mid-term and end-of-term) gauge performance changes in:

  • comprehension and vocabulary levels (grade level)
  • comprehension-based silent reading rate
  • various domains of motivation.

InSight Technical Brief PDF-icon-32x32

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