I took a similar test, but I have a problem with the way those tests are structured. I read at different paces depending on my level of interest in the information, and the style of writing. The passage for the test I took was extremely dense, lots of useless adjectives, and I skimmed right over them because I don’t choose to read that kind of information. If it’s something I’m interested in that’s well-written, though, I’ll read more slowly to make sure I absorb all of it.
This exercise/activity reminds me of the on-line typing test I took some time ago. I tried this out as well but with my slow browser the timer wasn’t activating quite the way I would want. I think I’ll wait until I”m at home and try then.
I’ve always thought myself to be a slow reader. I too like to absorb what I am reading based on level of interest. Stop and ponder. My first test was 250-300 the test revealed this was an above average reading level. I was on my way to the second reading test when I was prompted by a “free $50 gift certificate.” I started filling out the info, but it required DOB and home phone number. NO WAY!