K-D Reading Acceleration Program (Academic)

Last Updated: January 13, 2020
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King-Devick Test Setup:

Before a Student can begin practicing they will have to establish a starting speed by taking a King-Devick Test (K-D Test).

Administrator: Sit next to the Student (side-by-side) for test administration. Mouse and keyboard control is for Administrators only during testing. Have a scoresheet and pen/pencil ready.

Tip:Try laminating the scoresheets and reuse them for testing.
Student: The Student should sit with good posture, at an arm’s length from the screen, with eyes level at the top of the screen. During testing, the Student should hold the head still and move the eyes only, without using a finger to follow along, while calling out the numbers.

Scoring: The King-Devick Test is scored on age, speed and accuracy. Timing will automatically begin after the administrator clicks Next on the Demonstration Card. The Student should immediately begin reading numbers aloud on the test cards. After the Student calls out the last number on each test card, click Next to pause timing and proceed to a break card. Repeat the procedure for Test Cards II and III. The administrator will record errors for each Test Card on the scoresheet. An error is recorded for each omission, addition, substitution, and transposition. If a Student skips a line, 5 errors (omissions) should be recorded.

Tip: If a Student makes an error and quickly corrects it, no error is recorded.
  1. Select the Student listed as Awaiting King-Devick Test in from the left column. In the Student's page, click the blue button labeled King-Devick Test.
  2. Subject Page with begin KD Test button highlighted

  3. You will be directed to an instructions page. Read the test Instructions and click the Continue button. A link to download the answer key will be present on this page as well.
  4. You will be directed to an instructions page. Read the test Instructions and click the Continue button. A link to download the answer key will be present on this page as well.
  5. KD test instructions card

  6. You will be directed to the King-Devick Demonstration Card. Use this card as practice and explain to the Student how to read aloud the numbers from left to right as quickly as they can while trying not to make errors. When the Student understands the task at hand, click Next and proceed to Test Card I. The Test has begun, and the Student should immediately begin calling out numbers.
  7. KD Test Demo Card

  8. Once the Student calls out the last digit on Test Card I, quickly click Next to proceed to a break card. Timing is paused on all break cards.
  9. Tip:If Test Card II was very difficult for the Student or excessive errors were made, the K-D Test can be stopped after Test Card II.

    Break card 2 with end test button

  10. After the Student completes Test Card III, the administrator tallies any errors and enters the total errors on the Results page. Enter tester's initials and any optional comments. Click Confirm and results will be automatically compared to age-matched normative data. The Student is ready to begin practicing.
  11. Results page