Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS) Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 6-17 Years
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Assessment Co-ordinators and SENCOs
  • Test duration: 30 minutes
  • Test format: Paper

Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS)

Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS) is a reading test that monitors the reading development of pupils across the primary and secondary phases.

A standardised reading test that consists of multiple-choice and sentence-completion questions, SRS identifies where an individual may be experiencing reading difficulties. It has been designed to be relevant and engaging for pupils and can be administered easily in the classroom, both individually or in a group setting.

By providing a profile of a pupil’s reading ability, SRS informs target setting and is often used on school transfer. Relevant and engaging for pupils, the test has three comparable levels.

Why use SRS?

• SRS will provide you with a comprehensive overview of a pupil’s reading ability whilst identifying areas where they may be experiencing difficulties, to better inform target setting
• The assessment monitors progress over time and thereby facilitates evaluation of effectiveness of teaching methods
• Covering a wide ability range, SRS can be used to monitor ability and reading standards on school transfer
• The assessment encourages pupils to move ahead by matching reading skills to suitable reading materials
• Standardised scores and age equivalents are provided.


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