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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 Reading Comprehension — 3rd Edition (TORC-3)

Author: Virginia Brown, Donald Hammill, and J. Lee Wiederholt
Date Published: 1995

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

(800) 897-3202  

Cost $239.00 for a classroom kit
Time to administer 30 minutes
Administration Individual or Group
Grades 2, 3
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Subtests and
skills assessed
General vocabulary — Three words that have something in common are presented and the student must choose two additional words (from a set of four alternatives) that would go with the first three.

Syntactic similarities — Student must identify two sentences from a set of five that have the same meaning but different syntax.

Paragraph reading comprehension — Student must read a paragraph and answer explicit comprehension questions.

Sentence sequencing — Five sentences are presented out of order, and the student must rearrange them to make sense.

Reading the directions of schoolwork — The student must read and follow simple instructions (see notes).
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Notes The reading directions of schoolwork subtest requires that the student demonstrate some competence in specific skills — in addition to being able to read the instructions, the child must be able to accomplish each task such as: "In each box, underline the words that go together," and "draw a line under the little word in each bigger word." In addition to the subtests described above, there are three other subtests in this battery of skills which are tangentially related to reading skills — a mathematics vocabulary test, a science vocabulary test, and a social studies vocabulary test.

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