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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: Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk
Date Published: 1995

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Cost $380.00 for complete kit
Time to administer 15 to 25 minutes
Administration Individual or Small Groups
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Language Comprehension
Subtests and
skills assessed
Listening comprehension — Student must match oral descriptions with pictures.

Oral expression — The student must respond to a verbal description and a picture by either answering a question, completing a sentence, or by generating a complex response.

Written expression — Student's writing samples are evaluated based on handwriting, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, syntax, and composition.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into standard scores, percentile ranks, normal curve equivalent scores (NCEs), stanines, and age-equivalent scores. This assessment was normed on nationwide sample of 1,795 children in 1991. Test-retest reliability measures were found to be in the .80 range; criterion validity was assessed using the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language (revised), the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (revised), and the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (revised).
Notes Computer software to assist in scoring is available for both PC and Macintosh computers.

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