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The essential cognitive elements of the reading process have been outlined in the Cognitive Framework of Reading. To assist educators in organizing their assessment practices around the cognitive framework, we've created a way to easily search for published early reading assessments that specifically test skills and knowledge outlined by the Cognitive Framework of Reading.

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This Assessment has already been added to your clipboard. Test of Oral Reading and Comprehension Skills (TORCS)

Author: Morrison F. Gardner
Date Published: 2000

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
Stoelting Co.

(630) 860-9700  

Cost $69 for test kit (manual, 15 test booklets, oral reading stories booklet)
Time to administer depends on child's age (ranges from 15-20 min.)
Administration Individual
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Subtests and
skills assessed
Oral Reading — Students must accurately read passages of text aloud.

Comprehension — After reading passages, students must correctly answer explicit comprehension questions.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Norm -Referenced test - correlated to scores from other tests: Wide Range Achievement TestÑThird Edtion(WRAT-3) and many others. Raw scores can be converted into standard scores, grade-equivalent scores, age-equivalent scores, and percentiles.
Notes Oral reading is assessed by reading accuracy - basically a decoding test.

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