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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. Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests - 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)

Author: Brian Bryant, J. Lee Wiederholt and Diane Pedrotty Bryant
Date Published: 2004

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

(800) 897-3202  

Cost $272.00 for complete kit.
Time to administer 50 - 90 minutes
Administration Individual
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Letter Knowledge
Concepts About Print
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Phonological Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Letter/Word Recognition — Depending on the level, students either determine whether the item in a box is a letter or word, or they identify the letter by name, or they identify the word.

Phonetic Analysis — Depending on level, students must either identify the first letter in a word, or students must correctly pronounce a nonsense word.

Reading Vocabulary — Depending on level, students either match pictures with written words, or students determine which two words in a set are antonyms.

Meaningful Reading — Depending on level, students must either demonstrate understanding of print mechanics (point to a letter, point to a word, etc.), or students must insert a meaningful word into a sentence that has a word missing (cloze procedure).

Listening Vocabulary — Teacher reads words aloud to the student, and the student must point to an appropriate picture.

Rapid Naming — Students must quickly and accurately identify letters and familiar words.

Phonological Awareness — The student must repeat a word out loud, and then must say the word with a certain phoneme or syllable missing (e.g. "basketball" without "ball" is "basket").
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted to grade- and age-equivalent scores, standard scores, and percentile ranks. This assessment was normed on a representative sample of 1,018 students across the country in 1999-2000. Reliability (internal and test-retest) scores were found to be above .80, and validity measures were assessed using comparable existing reading assessments (GORT-4, CTPP, and Woodcock PEB-R).
Notes Two forms of the test are available for test-retest applications. A software scoring and report system is available.

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