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Recorded Text Testing
Background Research
Intelligibility Interviews
Choose Kind of Test
Choose Test Points
Obtain a Text
Develop Questions
Create Introduction Text
Assemble Pilot Test
Administer Pilot Test
Select Final Questions
Build Reference Tests
Develop Post-RTT Questions
Administer Text Test Set
Process Scores

The following list will help you assemble the equipment and other supplies you need to do recorded text testing using one team. To have two or more teams testing at the same time, you will need more equipment.

  • RTT pre- and post-test interview schedules
  • 1 bound, ruled notebook
  • 2 or more pens
  • 2 MiniDisc recorders
  • 2 patch cords, to connect the two recorders (one is a backup)
  • 2 unidirectional digital microphones (one is a backup)
  • 2-4 sets of headphones
  • 1-2 Y-adapters, for using 2-4 headphones from one machine
  • 10 or more 74-minute MiniDiscs
  • spare batteries


  • external speakers (not optional if doing group testing)
  • battery charger
  • 12V inverter, to power charger
  • notebook computer
  • spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Lotus 1-2-3)
  • printer
  • printer paper