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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. Test of Early Reading Ability-3rd Edition (TERA-3)

Author: D. Kim Reid, Wayne Hresko, and Donald Hammill
Date Published: 2002

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
ProEd Publishing Co.
8700 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757-6897

(800) 897-3202  

Cost $288.00 for a classroom kit.
Time to administer 15 to 30 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3
Cognitive elements
Letter Knowledge
Concepts About Print
Subtests and
skills assessed
Construction of meaning — Student demonstrates awareness of print, knowledge of environmental print, categorical vocabulary (see notes), and reading comprehension.

Alphabet knowledge — Student must correctly identify letters of the alphabet.

Conventions — Student demonstrates knowledge of print concepts by interacting with a book and answering questions (e.g. front of book, direction of text, etc.)
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into standard scores, and percentiles. This assessment tool was normed on national sample of 1,454 children in 15 states. Reliability measures are in the .90 range, and validity measures, assessed using the Basic School Skills Inventory, were found to be in the .55 range.
Notes Examiners no longer have to prepare their own items that require the use of company logos. All pictures have been drawn in color to present a more appealing look to children. Categorical vocabulary in this assessment consists of identifying that belong to a semantic category. Part of the alphabet knowledge subtest score is determined by oral reading accuracy. Two forms of the test are available for test-retest applications. Software for scoring is available from the publisher.

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