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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. Criterion Test of Basic Skills (CTOBS-2)

Author: James Evans, Kerth Lundell, William Brown, 2nd Edition
Date Published: 2002

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
Academic Therapy Publications

(800) 422-7249  

Cost $115 (Test kit of 25 for reading and arithmetic)
Time to administer 15 - 20 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Cipher Knowledge
Letter Knowledge
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Letter Recognition — Student must identify individual letters of the alphabet by name.

Letter Sounds — Student must match letters with appropriate sounds (phonemes).

Blending — Student must correctly identify words that are segmented.

Sequencing — Student must arrange pictures to reflect a proper story sequence.

Decoding — Student must identify proper pronunciation of common spelling patterns, multi-syllable words, and common sight words.
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and test design data
This is a criterion referenced assessment. No normative data is provided. Recommended to be used as a pre and post test - test results are intended to be used to show individual growth.
Notes Results are tabulated into 3 Levels: Mastery Level (90-100%) Instructional Level (50-89%) and Frustration Level (0-49%). The CTOBS-2 also contains a basic math subtest.

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