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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. Ready to Learn: A Dyslexia Screener

Author: Angela K. Fawcett, Rod I. Nicolson, and Ray Lee
Date Published: 2004

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
The Psychological Corporation - A Harcourt Assessment Co. Pid=015-8680-901&Mode=summary


Cost $269.00 for manual and 25 record forms
Time to administer 30 to 45 minutes, depending on student's age
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K, K, 1
Cognitive elements
Letter Knowledge
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Rapid Naming — Student must quickly identify pictures of familiar objects.

Phonological Discrimination — Teacher says pairs of words aloud, and the student must decide if the word pairs are identical (HAT-HAT) or different (HAT-HACK).

Rhyming — Teacher says pairs of words aloud, and the student must decide if the words rhyme or not.

Sound Order — Student listens to recordings of two sounds, played in rapid succession, and must determine which sound came first.

Vocabulary — Student must point to a picture that best represents a dictated word.

Repetition — Student must correctly repeat (parrot) simple sentences.

Letter Naming — Student must correctly identify letters on a page.

First Letter Sound — Student must isolate the first sound (phoneme) in words.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
This is both a criterion-referenced and norm-referenced collection of assessments. Raw scores are compared against a criterion for success, and are described categorically — "red" being of greatest concern for dyslexia, "green" being of least concern. Growth norms are also provided to monitor the growth of students over time (relative to a normed sample). Internal consistency and test-retest reliability measures were within expected ranges for young students. The validity of the assessment was determined using other existing early reading assessments (e.g. ESI-R, BSRA, WPPSI-III).
Notes There are 16 subtest in this assessment battery. In addition to those listed above, there are other tests of number knowledge, visual memory, fine motor control, and postural stability.

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