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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. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Second Edition (WIAT-II)

Author: David Wechsler
Date Published: 2005

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


Cost $604.00 for complete kit
Time to administer PreK-K: 45 minutes; Grades 1-6: 90 minutes; Grades 7-16: 1.5 - 2 hours
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Language Comprehension
Cipher Knowledge
Subtests and
skills assessed
Word Reading — Tasks vary with grade level. Students must correctly identify letters of the alphabet, identify and generate rhyming words, identify the beginning and ending sounds (phonemes) of words, match phonemes with letters, and correctly identify words from a graded list.

Pseudoword Decoding — Students must correctly identify pseudowords in a list using reasonable conventions of English spelling-sound relationships.

Reading Comprehension — Students must match written words with pictures, read short sentences aloud correctly and answer explicit comprehension questions, and read longer passages and answer comprehension questions.

Spelling — Tasks vary with grade level. Students must correctly write dictated letters, letter blends, and words.

Written Expression — Tasks vary with grade level. Students must quickly and accurately write the alphabet and dictated words. They must also combine simple sentences and generate new, grammatically correct sentences, and write a short paragraph or essay.

Listening Comprehension — Students must choose a picture that best matches a word or a sentence, and they must generate a word that matches a picture and oral description.

Oral Expression — Students must demonstrate word fluency, repeat sentences verbatim, generate reasonable stories from pictures, and generate directions from verbal or visual cues.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted to age-equivalent scores, grade-equivalent scores, percentile scores, stanines, and normal curve equivalency scores. This assessment was normed using a nation-wide representative sample of 5,586 individuals. The reliability of the assessment was determined through internal-consistency measures, test-retest measures, and interrater reliability measures. The validity of the assessment was determined using a variety of other published assessments (e.g. WIAT, DAS, PAL-RW, etc.)
Notes The WIAT-II also includes two math subtests — Numerical Operations and Math Reasoning.

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