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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. Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test - 3rd Edition (LAC-3)

Author: Patricia C. Lindamood and Phyllis Lindamood
Date Published: 1979

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ProEd Publishing Co.
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Cost $206.00 for complete kit
Time to administer 20 - 30 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Phoneme Awareness
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Isolated Phoneme Patterns — A set of colored blocks is used in this task. The student is told that each colored block represents a speech sound (phoneme), and the student must represent speech sounds by moving the appropriate block forward. So, if the teachers says "Show me /f/ /a/," the student would push forward the blocks representing those phonemes.

Tracking Phonemes — Students use the blocks from the Isolated Phoneme Patterns task to construct and modify nonsense words. For example, the teacher might arrange the appropriate blocks and say, "If this says "sasp," move the blocks around to show me "slasp."

Counting Syllables — Colored felt pads are placed in front of the student, and the student is told that each pad represents a syllable. The student is told to point to a pad with each syllable in a nonsense word. So, for example, if the teacher says "bifter," the student should point to two different felt pads to indicate that there are two syllables in the nonsense word "bifter."

Tracking Syllables — This task is the same as the Tracking Phonemes task, except with syllables. Each colored felt pad is assigned a syllable, and the student must move and manipulate the pads to change one nonsense word into another nonsense word. So for example, the teacher may arrange the pads and say, "If this says "pretive," then show me "intive."

Tracking Syllables and Phonemes — This is a culmination of the other tasks. The student must appropriately arrange the phoneme blocks on top of the felt pads to represent changes in phonemes and syllables.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
English and Spanish
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted into standard scores, percentile ranks, and age- or grade-equivalent scores. Reliability was demonstrated using both content and time sampling. Validity was assessed using existing assessments (CTOPP, DAB-3, and TOPAS)
Notes This test uses colored blocks to allow the student to visually present and manipulate representations of phonemes, and felt pads to manipulate the representations of syllables. All words in this assessment are nonsense words.

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