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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. Teaching Beginning Readers: Linking Assessment and Instruction

Author: Jerry L. Johns, Susan Davis Lenski, Laurie Elish-Piper
Date Published: 2002

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company


Cost $75.22
Time to administer Varies depending on assessments given
Administration Individual
Grades K, 1, 2
Cognitive elements
Cipher Knowledge
Phoneme Awareness
Letter Knowledge
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Rhyme Detection — Pairs of words are read aloud to the student, and the student decides if the word pair rhyme.

Phoneme Segmentation — This is a test of phoneme awareness. Words are read aloud to the student, and the student must repeat the word inserting a pause between each phoneme.

Phoneme Deletion and Substitution — Words are read aloud to the student along with instruction about how to manipulate the phonemes in each word.

Auditory Discrimination — This is a test of phonology. Pairs of words are read aloud to the student, and with each pair, the student decides if the pair are identical or different.

Phonics — Words are read aloud to the student, and the student must decide which of 4 pictures represents an item whose name contains either the same first or last phoneme as the word read aloud.

Decoding — The student reads a list of proper names aloud while the teacher monitors accuracy.

Basic Sight Vocabulary — Common words are presented in a list, and the student must identify them correctly.

Caption Reading — Student reads captions under pictures aloud. Oral reading accuracy is assessed.

Passage Reading — Grade 1 and 2 passages are provided for the student to read aloud while the teacher monitors oral reading accuracy and fluency.

Writing — Instructions for a writing prompt are provided along with graded rubrics for evaluating student writing skills.
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This is a criterion-referenced assessment — no normative data is provided.
Notes This book provides a wealth of high-quality activities that teachers can use to improve early reading skills.

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