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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. Metropolitan Achievement Tests, Reading Diagnostic Tests - 8th Edition (MAT-8)

Author: The Psychological Corporation
Date Published: 2002

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Cost $57.25 for complete battery
Time to administer Approximately 2 hours for K, approximately 4 hours for 1 and 2
Administration Group
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Language Comprehension
Cipher Knowledge
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
At the pre-primer / primer level, there are 2 literacy-related subtests:

Sounds and Print — Questions in this subtest vary in focus; some questions ask students to identify rhyming words, others ask students to choose a picture of an object whose name begins with the same sound (phoneme) as a target word, others ask students to choose a printed word that begins with the same sound (phoneme) as a target word.

Language — Some questions in this subtest focus on basic vocabulary knowledge, others focus on knowledge about the world (e.g. something that flies and gathers twigs for its nest is a ... bird).

At the Primary / Elementary level, there are 5 multiple-choice, literacy-related subtests and one open-ended reading subtest:

Sounds and Print — Questions in this subtest vary in focus; for some questions the student must choose a printed word that contains the same beginning, middle, or ending sound (phoneme) as a target word. For other questions, students must match printed words with a picture.

Reading Vocabulary — Students must demonstrate knowledge of word meaning by choosing synonyms and antonyms of words.

Reading Comprehension — For some items, students must read simple sentences and select a picture that best corresponds with what they read. Other items involve reading a passage and answering comprehension questions.

Language — Students listen to a passage read aloud and answer questions about the passage. Some questions focus on vocabulary or concepts, others focus on syntax and proper grammar.

Spelling — Students identify which word out of a set is spelled correctly.

Reading (Open Ended) — Students must read and respond to short passages of text in an open-response format.
Language(s) tool can
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Score reporting
and test design data
Norms for Fall and Spring are provided. Raw scores can be converted into percentile ranks, stanines, grade equivalent scores, scaled scores, and normal curve equivalent (NCE) scores. Also content cluster performance indicators are available. This assessment was standardized and normed using a very large, nation-wide, representative sample of students. Test-retest and alternate form reliability coefficients were found to be in excess of 0.80 for all reading related subtests on the pre-primer to elementary level tests. Validity was determined using the MAT-7 and the OLSAT.
Notes This assessment battery also includes subtests in math, and the primary / elementary level versions contain subtests for science and social studies.

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