Why aren't the reading passages printed on the examiner's manual or in the protocol?
Including the reading passages would dramatically increase the size and complexity of the protocol and the stimulus booklet. During standardization, it was extremely rare for students to read these passages aloud. It was decided that it would be more advantageous for examiners to have more extensive scoring examples in the stimulus book than to have a reproduction of the reading passage. If necessary, the examiner can position him/herself so that he/she can observe the passage while the student is reading it.