Reading speed and comprehension software text and question development needed
We are developing a software program for measuring reading speed and comprehension. We already have the software developer but we need some content. The content needs to be in the form of reading examples with corresponding multiple-choice questions that will be used to measure comprehension of the material that has just been read.
Sets of reading examples with corresponding comprehension tests are needed at different reading difficulty levels, such as for adults in the general public, for adults in business and for students at different grade levels in primary, junior high and high school levels.
Each reading example within a given age/grade/skill development level must be of a similar level of difficulty to the other examples within that same level. This is so that the person being tested can read one example and take the associated comprehension test. The person being tested we will go through a special procedure that we know improves both reading speed and comprehension. Then they will take the test again but with a different reading example so that it isn’t better just from reading the same content over again but is at a similar enough level of difficulty that it makes a meaningful and proper comparison with the first reading example. Six reading examples each with it’s associated comprehension test questions are needed for each difficulty level.
The examples need to be such that they can be translated into different languages and still be meaningful for measuring reading speed and comprehension in each language.
The length of each reading example should be approximately 600 words per example. For the younger aged children, lengths can be shorter as appropriate to their age/grade level.
For this initial version of the software we need examples for the adult general population, for adult business people, primary school students – grades 4, 5 & 6, junior high school students - grades 7, 8, & 9 and high school students - grades 10, 11 and 12.
Material that is available for use in the public domain and does not require purchasing of copyrights is required. You need to certify that the material may be used either without copyright or that copyrights are included with the materials. We want no legal issues to arise as a result of using the material.
The need for this material is urgent. The budget of $50 USD is a placeholder only as we don't know what this should cost. Please provide a fixed price bid for the project.