words per minute

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Noun1.words per minute - the rate at which words are produced (as in speaking or typing)
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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A small study of 100 people with eye diseases such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy demonstrated a reading speed increase of 42 words per minute using the iPad with an 18 point font and a 12 word per minute increase using the Kindle with the same font.
For example, Rashotte and Torgesen (1985) reported mean word per minute increases from 54 to 90 in one condition and 57 to 90 in the other condition over four readings.
An analysis of the third grade population of students initially identified as struggling reveals a 10 word per minute difference between students who do not read passages compared to those who read at least 20 passages.