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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: Joseph Torgesen, Richard Wagner, and Carol Rashotte
Date Published: 1999

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

(800) 897-3202  

Cost $193.00 for a classroom kit.
Time to administer 5 to 10 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Cipher Knowledge
Subtests and
skills assessed
Sight Word Efficiency — Student must quickly identify common words from leveled lists.

Phonemic Decoding Efficiency — The student must quickly identify nonsense words as quickly as possible. Items increase in difficulty.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into percentiles, standard scores, and age- and grade-equivalent scores. Normed on a representative nationwide sample of more than 1,500 students. Reliability coefficients were in the .85 to .90 range, and validity measures are available from the publisher.
Notes List reading fluency has been found to be highly correlated with passage-reading fluency.

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