Nelson-Denny Reading Test

The Nelson-Denny test measures college students’ reading skills. Students are tested in groups on dates determined by the program for which the test is being taken. A one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable fee of $10 will be charged. Education majors should contact Diana Salazar at 210-829-3878 for more information.

The test consists of two parts. Part I assesses students’ understanding of vocabulary, and part II assesses reading comprehension. Please be aware that each section has a limited amount of time—it is recommended that students do not spend much time thinking about any one question. If unsure, simply guess and move on.

  • PART I – VOCABULARY – 80 QUESTIONS – 15 MINUTES
  • PART II – READING COMPREHENSION – 38 QUESTIONS – 20 MINUTES

Tests will be scored and mailed to test-takers, as well as sent to the appropriate UIW department. Students are required to score at or above the 30th percentile, which demonstrates college-level reading skill. The Nelson-Denny test may be re-taken if not passed on the first attempt.

Upcoming Nelson Denny exam dates & times: TBD

 

Contact Testing Services @ 210-829-3876 to schedule an appointment.

 

If you qualify for testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Coordinator of Testing, Matthew Gonzalez, at mgonza17@uiwtx.edu, to make arrangements for your test. Prior registration with the UIW Student Disability Services office is required.