Reading Span Task (RSPAN)

FREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.

Available Test Forms

Automated Reading Span

The Automated Reading Span (RSPAN) Task.
Duration: 20 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
(Run with Inquisit Web)
Last Updated


Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Reading Span Task (RSPAN).

Daneman, M., & Carpenter, P.A. (1980). Individual differences in WM and reading. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 19, 450–466.

Conway, A. R. A., Kane, M. J., Bunting, M. F., Hambrick, D. Z., Wilhelm, O., & Engle, R. W. (2005). Working memory span tasks: A methodological review and user's guide. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 12, 769 - 786.


Randy Engle. Georgia Tech.