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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: Kathleen T. Williams
Date Published: 2001

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Cost $230.50 set for levels P and K; $220.50 set for levels 1,2,3; $323.50 set for levels 4,5,6, M, H, A.
Time to administer 45 minutes to 2 hours (depending on level)
Administration Individual or Group
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Language Comprehension
Cipher Knowledge
Letter Knowledge
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Listening Comprehension — Student listens to a sentence read orally by the teacher, and decides which picture best matches that sentence. Different items focus on comprehension of vocabulary, grammar, idiom, inference, and non-literal expressions. (Level P, K, 1)

Picture Matching — Student must determine which two figures are identical. (Level P)

Picture Differences — Student must determine which picture is different from the other three. (Level P)

Verbal Concepts — Student must select the picture that best matches a verbal description. (Level P)

Picture Categories — Student must select the picture of an object which object does not belong in the same semantic category as other objects in the set. (Level P)

Sound Matching — Student must match two words based on beginning or ending sound (phoneme). Pictures are used as cues to help the student remember the comparison words. (Level P, K)

Rhyming — Student must determine whether two words rhyme or not. (Level P, K)

Print Awareness — Student must demonstrate knowledge of print conventions by identifying various elements of print such as capital letter, word, or sentence. (Level K)

Letter Recognition — Student must accurately identify upper-case and lower-case letters. (Level K)

Same and Different Words — For some items, the student must determine which of four alternatives is identical to a target word. For the other items, the student must determine which word is different from the target word. (Level K)

Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondence — Student must identify the letter that given words begin or end with.

Word Reading — Student must match spoken words with written words. Both regular and irregular words are used in this task. (Level 1, 2)

Word Meaning/Vocabulary — Student must match written words with pictures. (Level 1, 2, 3)

Sentence Comprehension — Student reads a sentence with a word missing, and then must decide which word would best complete the sentence. Simple, compound, and complex sentences are used. (Level 1, 2, 3)

Passage Comprehension — Student reads a passage of text and responds to multiple-choice comprehension questions (both explicit and implicit). (Level 1, 2, 3)
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Score reporting
and test design data
This is a norm-referenced assessment — raw scores from each of the subtests can be converted to stanines. Composite and total test raw scores can be converted to stanines, standard scores, percentiles, normal curve equivalencies, and grade equivalencies. Reliability coefficients for alternate form and test-retest were in the .90 range. Concurrent and predictive validity was assessed using a variety of other standardized reading assessments (e.g. TerraNova, Iowa Test of Basic Skills, California Achievement Test, etc.)
Notes Alternate forms of this assessment are provided for each level. The levels of this assessment are as follows: Level P for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; Level K for kindergarten and first grade, Level 1 for kindergarten, first, and second grade; Levels 2-6 for upper elementary school; Level M for middle school grades 5 through 9; Level H for high school, and Level A for upper high school and post secondary students. Multiple scoring options are available from the publisher, as well as an on-line reporting and management system.

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