Some sites that offer free online reading tests include Pearson Longman, Daily Teaching Tools and MINDsprinting. These sites offer reading comprehension tests that can help students gauge reading and analytical proficiency.
Pearson Longman offers a selection of tests for grades one through eight that are intended as practice for most state standardized reading tests. The tests combine a range of multiple-choice, short-answer and long-answer questions designed to test reading and analytical abilities. These practice quizzes can help students familiarize themselves with the sorts of questions typically found on standardized tests and help parents and teachers understand where kids struggle.
Daily Teaching Tools features brief reading quizzes intended for younger students. These short, engaging passages present kids with stories of no more than a few paragraphs followed by a number of quick, multiple-choice comprehension questions. The stories test student capacity to analyze passages, recognize main ideas, use context clues, draw conclusions and more. Teachers or parents can print out the tests or have students view them online.
Academic tutoring site MINDsprinting offers a free reading comprehension test that determines a child’s reading grade level. The online test gives a detailed report on a student’s reading abilities and areas that need improvement. As of September 2015, the test is free to take and results are free to view, but MINDspring encourages parents to sign up for tutoring services after students have tested.