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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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Author: Albert Brigance and Frances Page Glascoe
Date Published: 2005

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Curriculum Associates


Cost $115.00 for the technical report manual and a 30-pack of data sheets
Time to administer Approximately 15 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K
Cognitive elements
Language Comprehension
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Subtests and
skills assessed
Color Recognition — Student must point to correct colors as the teacher names them.

Picture Vocabulary — Student must identify pictures of objects.

Visual Discrimination — Student must determine whether forms and uppercase letters are identical or different.

Visual Motor Skills — Student must copy shapes accurately.

Gross Motor Skills — Student must stand on one foot.

Rote Counting — Student counts as high as he or she can.

Identifies Body Parts — Student must name body parts when pointed to.

Follows Verbal Directions — Student must listen to instructions and follow them.

Number Concepts — Student must count and gives the teacher a specified number of objects.

Responds to Picture — Student describes a scene while the teacher makes note of vocabulary, syntax, and prediction.

Articulates Initial Sounds — Student is asked to name pictures of objects while teacher notes whether the student correctly pronounces the initial sound (phoneme) in each word.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
The Brigance Screens were re-standardized and validated in 2005 with 1366 students from across the country. Normative tables are provided to convert raw scores into age-equivalent scores. Reliability and validity procedures and data are provided in the Technical Manual.
Notes This assessment is described as a criterion-referenced assessment, but normative data is provided which allows the teacher to compare a student's score against typical students at different ages.

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