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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. Pre-Reading Inventory of Phonological Awareness (PIPA)

Author: Barbara Dodd, Sharon Crosbie, Beth McIntosh, Tania Teitzel, & Anne Ozanne
Date Published: 2000

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
The Psychological Corporation - A Harcourt Assessment Co.


Cost $169.00 (Examiner's manual, Stimuli Book, and 25 Record Forms)
Time to administer 25-30 minutes
Grades Pre-K, K, 1
Cognitive elements
Cipher Knowledge
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Rhyme Awareness — Student must identify non-rhyming word from a set of four words

Syllable Segmentation — Student must repeat words, inserting a clear pause between each syllable (words are 2-5 syllables).

Alliteration Awareness — Student must identify the word that does not begin with the same sound (phoneme) as other words in the same set.

Sound Isolation — Student must identify the first sound (phoneme) in a word.

Sound Segmentation — Student must repeat words, inserting a clear pause between each sound (phoneme).

Letter-Sound Knowledge — Student must identify the sound (phoneme) that corresponds to each letter.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into percentile ranges which can then be used to categorize the student's achievement at Emerging/Below Basic, Basic, or Proficient range of development. Norms were based on representative sample (450) of the U.S. population of children aged 4 -6 years old. Reliability for each subtest and age were in the .80 range. Validity was assessed using the kindergarten and first grade versions of the Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment, Second Edition.
Notes The PIPA is an adaptation of the United Kingdom edition of the Preschool and Primary Inventory of Phonological Awareness (PIPA).

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