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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. The Critical Reading Inventory

Author: Mary DeKonty Applegate, Kathleen Benson Quinn, and Anthony J. Applegate
Date Published: 2004

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Pearson Education, Inc


Cost $70.00
Time to administer Varies depending on passages read
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Subtests and
skills assessed
Word Lists — Student must correctly identify words from increasingly difficult graded lists of regular and irregular words.

Oral Reading — Students read aloud from passages of text while teacher evaluates oral reading accuracy (Optional: teachers can also assess fluency by timing the oral reading).

Oral and Silent Reading Comprehension — After reading each passage (aloud or silently), students must retell the major points of the passage, and they must answer open-ended comprehension questions. The comprehension questions are categorized as "text-based" (explicit), "inference," or "critical response" (evaluative).
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
This is a criterion-referenced assessment; no normative data is provided.
Notes This assessment comes with an audio CD to provide guidance in administration.

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