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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. Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test — 4th Edition (SDRT-4)

Author: Bjorn Karlsen and Eric F. Gardner
Date Published: 2005

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
Pearson Assessment Pid=015-4887-242


Cost $97.60
Time to administer Varies depending on level and subtests given
Administration Group
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Language Comprehension
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Sounds (Phonemic Awareness) — Students must select a picture that matches a spoken word dictated by the teacher.

Letters (Phonics) — Students must select a picture that depicts an object whose name begins with or ends with the same sound (phoneme) as a word dictated by the teacher (e.g. teacher says DUCK, and student selects a picture of a dog because both begin with the same phoneme).

Words (Vocabulary) — Students must select a picture that best represents a dictated word or phrase.

Pictures (Fluency) — Students must examine a picture for 3 seconds, and then they must find an identical picture from a set (without referring back to the original picture).

Stories (Comprehension) — The teacher reads aloud passages of text, followed by short questions, and the students must select pictures that best answer those questions.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into scaled scores, percentiles, stanines, normal-curve equivalents, and grade equivalents. Information is also provided to help teachers relate student performance to criterion objectives. Reliability was assessed using internal-consistency measures. Validity was determined using the OLSAT-8
Notes The publisher only sent information about the Pink and Teal Levels of the SDRT-4 (Grades K - 1), so that is all that has been reviewed here. However, other levels of the SDRT-4 are also available for all grades K-12.

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