During the work of the Rand Commission that redefined reading comprehension at the last run of the century, they commissioned some papers on aspects of reading comprehension, assessment among them. They asked me to do the review of the history of reading comprehension assessment. I asked Diane Hamm, then a PhD student from MSU studying at Berkeley to coauthor the chapter with me. Its citation history started out slow, perhaps because of its status in a book chapter. But it is now, for reasons I don’t fully understand. experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Desperately needs an upgrade!!!