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Reading Assessment Database - Summary Chart of Early Reading Assessments for PreK-3

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.

Every published reading assessment appropriate for use in grades preK-3 has been summarized in SEDL's Reading Assessment Database.

How to use this page

1) On this page, the reading assessments have been summarized in two tables, depending on whether they are criterion-referenced or norm-referenced assessments.

2) Re-sorting the list of assessments by Cognitive Element
When you use your mouse to select a framework element (click on the vertical element name) at the top of either table, the assessments are re-ordered such that all of the assessments that can be used to measure development in that cognitive element are clustered at the top of the table.

Since no single assessment tests all of the elements outlined in the cognitive framework of reading, this ability to sort tests with a single click of the mouse makes it easy to find complementary assessments that can be combined to provide a more complete profile of a child's reading development with a minimum of redundancy in assessment.

3) Finding out about a particular assessment
To view a detailed description of a particular assessment, simply click on the name of the assessment.

The RAD Clipboard - for keeping track of reading assessment tools you're interested in. 4) The Reading Assessment Clipboard:
If you would like to keep track of reading assessments that interest you, you can add them to your "Reading Assessment Clipboard" for later printing. You even have the option to e-mail the details about the assessments to yourself or others.

  • To view the clipboard, click on the large clipboard image to the right.
  • To add an assessment to the clipboard, click on the tiny clipboard next to the assessment name as seen in the list of assessments below.
Cognitive Elements
Evaluated by this Assessment
Criterion Reference Assessments

You may re-sort the assessments by a specific framework element by clicking once on any of the framework elements to the right of this heading. Click here to return to an alphabetically ordered list.
Cost Grades Reading Comprehension Language Comprehension Background Knowledge Linguistic Knowledge Phonology Syntax Semantics Decoding Cipher Knowledge Lexical Knowledge Phoneme Awareness Knowledge of Alphabetic Principle Letter Knowledge Concepts About Print
Add to ClipboardAbecedarian Reading Assessment$0.00K,1      XXXXXXX 
Add to ClipboardAnalytical Reading Inventory (8th Edition)$56.00K,1,2,3,and higherX      X      
Add to ClipboardAssessment of Literacy and Language (ALL)$249.00Pre-K, K, and 1 X   XX X   XX
Add to ClipboardAuditory Analysis Tests$15.001,2,3,and higher          X   
Add to ClipboardBader Reading and Language Inventory - 6th Edition$54.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX  XX XX X XX
Add to ClipboardBasic Reading Inventory -- 10th Edition$64.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higher    X  X  X XX
Add to ClipboardBracken Basic Concept Scale - Third Edition: Receptive$42.00Pre-K,K,1,2      X     X 
Add to ClipboardBracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA)$155.00Pre-K,K,1,2      X       
Add to ClipboardBrigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills - Revised (CIBS-R)$159.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX  X XXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development II (IED-II)$159.00Pre-K,K,1,2  X   XXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance K & 1 Screen II$139.00Pre-K X   XXXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance Preschool Screen II$115.00Pre-K X   XX       
Add to ClipboardCriterion Test of Basic Skills (CTOBS-2)$115.001,2,3,and higher       XX   X 
Add to ClipboardDecoding Skills Test$156.001, 2, 3, and higher       XX     
Add to ClipboardDevelopmental Reading Assessment, K-3 - 2nd Edition (DRA-2, K-3)$310.00K,1,2,3X     XXX X X 
Add to ClipboardDiagnostic Assessments of Reading -- 2nd Edition$247.00K, 1, 2, 3, and higherX     XXX X XX
Add to ClipboardDominie Reading and Writing Assessment Portfolio (Revised)$242.00K,1,2,3,and higher       XX X XX
Add to ClipboardDynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills -- 6th Edition (DIBELS-6)$0.00Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3X      XX X X 
Add to ClipboardEarly Reading Diagnostic Assessment - 2nd Edition (ERDA-2)$318.00K,1,2,3XX    XXX   XX
Add to ClipboardEkwall / Shanker Reading Inventory -- 5th Edition (ESRI-5)$89.001,2,3,and higherXX     XX X XX
Add to ClipboardFluency: Strategies & Assessments (2nd Edition)$30.001,2,3       X      
Add to ClipboardGray Silent Reading Tests (GSRT)$174.002,3,and higherX             
Add to ClipboardKindergarten Readiness Test (KRT)$50.00K X    X     X 
Add to ClipboardObservation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Revised 2nd Edition$30.00K,1,2,3       X    XX
Add to ClipboardPhonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum$30.00K,1          X   
Add to ClipboardPhonemic-Awareness Skills Screening (PASS)$0.001,2          X   
Add to ClipboardPhonological Awareness Literacy Screening - 1-3 (PALS-1-3)$95.001,2,3X      XX X X 
Add to ClipboardPhonological Awareness Literacy Screening - K (PALS-K)$75.00K       XX   XX
Add to ClipboardPhonological Awareness Literacy Screening PreK (PALS-PreK)$75.00Pre-K        X   XX
Add to ClipboardPre-Literacy Skills Screening (PLSS)$53.00K,1            X 
Add to ClipboardProcess Assessment of the Learner (PAL) -- Test Battery for Reading and Writing$1330.00K,1,2,3,and higher X     XX X X 
Add to ClipboardRapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests (RAN/RAS)$142.00K,1,2,3,and higher            X 
Add to ClipboardReading Analysis and Prescription System (RAPS)$0.00K,1,2,3,and higher        X     
Add to ClipboardReading Inventory for the Classroom (RIC) & Tutorial Audiotape Package- 5th Edition$40.00Pre-K,1,2,3,and higherXX     X      
Add to ClipboardReady to Learn: A Dyslexia Screener$269.00Pre-K,K,1    X X     X 
Add to ClipboardRigby Reads (Reading Evaluation and Diagnostic System)$0.00K,1,2,3,and higherX    XX X   X 
Add to ClipboardSchool Readiness Test (SRT)$77.00K X    X     X 
Add to ClipboardStandardized Assessment of Phonological Awareness$0.00K and 1          X   
Add to ClipboardStanford Diagnostic Reading Test -- 4th Edition (SDRT-4)$98.00K,1,2,3,and higher X    X       
Add to ClipboardStanford English / Spanish Language Proficiency Test (Stanford ELP / SLP)$107.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX            
Add to ClipboardStanford Reading First$55.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX    XX      
Add to ClipboardSTAR Early Literacy Computer-Adaptive Diagnostic Assessment$0.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3X X   XXX  XXX
Add to ClipboardSTAR Reading Computer-Adaptive Reading Test$0.001,2,3,and higherX             
Add to ClipboardStieglitz Informal Reading Inventory -- 3rd Edition$147.001,2,3,and higherXX     X  X   
Add to ClipboardTeaching Beginning Readers: Linking Assessment and Instruction$75.00K,1,2    X  XX X X 
Add to ClipboardTejas Lee$190.00K,1,2,3XX     XX   XX
Add to ClipboardTexas Primary Reading Inventory$190.00K,1,2,3XX     X  X  X
Add to ClipboardThe Critical Reading Inventory$70.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherX      X      
Add to ClipboardYopp-Singer Test of Phoneme Segmentation$0.00Pre-K, K, and 1          X   

Cognitive Elements
Evaluated by this Assessment
Norm Reference Assessments

You may re-sort the assessments by a specific framework element by clicking once on any of the framework elements to the right of this heading. Click here to return to an alphabetically ordered list.
Cost Grades Reading Comprehension Language Comprehension Background Knowledge Linguistic Knowledge Phonology Syntax Semantics Decoding Cipher Knowledge Lexical Knowledge Phoneme Awareness Knowledge of Alphabetic Principle Letter Knowledge Concepts About Print
Add to ClipboardAprenda: La Preuba de Logros en Espanol - 3rd Edition$265.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX    X       
Add to ClipboardAssessment of Literacy and Language (ALL)$249.00Pre-K, K, and 1 X   XX X   XX
Add to ClipboardBoehm Test of Basic Concepts - 3rd Edition (Boehm-3)$157.00K, 1, and 2      X       
Add to ClipboardBoehm Test of Basic Concepts - 3rd Edition - Preschool (Boehm-3)$179.00Pre-K and K      X       
Add to ClipboardBracken Basic Concept Scale - Third Edition: Receptive$42.00Pre-K,K,1,2      X     X 
Add to ClipboardBracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA)$155.00Pre-K,K,1,2      X       
Add to ClipboardBrigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills - Revised (CIBS-R)$159.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX  X XXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development II (IED-II)$159.00Pre-K,K,1,2  X   XXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance K & 1 Screen II$139.00Pre-K X   XXXX   X 
Add to ClipboardBrigance Preschool Screen II$115.00Pre-K X   XX       
Add to ClipboardComprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)$276.00K, 1, 2, 3          X   
Add to ClipboardDiagnostic Assessments of Reading -- 2nd Edition$247.00K, 1, 2, 3, and higherX     XXX X XX
Add to ClipboardDominie Reading and Writing Assessment Portfolio (Revised)$242.00K,1,2,3,and higher       XX X XX
Add to ClipboardEarly Reading Diagnostic Assessment - 2nd Edition (ERDA-2)$318.00K,1,2,3XX    XXX   XX
Add to ClipboardExpressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT)$155.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higher      X       
Add to ClipboardGates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, 4th Edition (GMRT-4)$146.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX      X   XX
Add to ClipboardGray Diagnostic Reading Tests - 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)$272.00K,1,2,3,and higherX     XX    XX
Add to ClipboardGray Oral Reading Test-4th Edition (GORT-4)$245.002,3,and higherX      X      
Add to ClipboardGray Silent Reading Tests (GSRT)$174.002,3,and higherX             
Add to ClipboardGroup Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE)$360.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX    XXX   X 
Add to ClipboardKindergarten Readiness Test (KRT)$50.00K X    X     X 
Add to ClipboardLindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test - 3rd Edition (LAC-3)$206.00K,1,2,3,and higher          X   
Add to ClipboardMetropolitan Achievement Tests, Reading Diagnostic Tests - 8th Edition (MAT-8)$57.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX    X X     
Add to ClipboardOral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)$380.00K,1,2,3,and higher X            
Add to ClipboardPhonics-Based Reading Test (PRT)$90.001,2,3,and higher       XX     
Add to ClipboardPre-Reading Inventory of Phonological Awareness (PIPA)$169.00Pre-K,K,1        X     
Add to ClipboardPreschool Language Scale - 4th Edition (PLS-4)$245.00Pre-K,K,1 X            
Add to ClipboardQualitative Reading Inventory --4th Edition (QRI-4)$79.00K,1,2,3,and higherX X    X      
Add to ClipboardRapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests (RAN/RAS)$142.00K,1,2,3,and higher            X 
Add to ClipboardReady to Learn: A Dyslexia Screener$269.00Pre-K,K,1    X X     X 
Add to ClipboardReceptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (ROWPVT)$149.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higher      X       
Add to ClipboardSchool Readiness Test (SRT)$77.00K X    X     X 
Add to ClipboardStandardized Reading Inventory - 2nd Edition (SRI-2)$291.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherX     XX      
Add to ClipboardStanford Achievement Test -- 10th Edition (SAT-10)$312.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX    XXX     
Add to ClipboardStanford Diagnostic Reading Test -- 4th Edition (SDRT-4)$98.00K,1,2,3,and higher X    X       
Add to ClipboardStanford English / Spanish Language Proficiency Test (Stanford ELP / SLP)$107.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX            
Add to ClipboardStanford Reading First$55.00K,1,2,3,and higherXX    XX      
Add to ClipboardSTAR Early Literacy Computer-Adaptive Diagnostic Assessment$0.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3X X   XXX  XXX
Add to ClipboardSTAR Reading Computer-Adaptive Reading Test$0.001,2,3,and higherX             
Add to ClipboardTest of Early Language Development - Third Edition (TELD-3)$158.00Pre-K,K,1,2 X            
Add to ClipboardTest of Early Reading Ability-3rd Edition (TERA-3)$288.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3            XX
Add to ClipboardTest of Kindergarten/First Grade Readiness Skills (TKFGRS)$70.00K,1X      X    X 
Add to ClipboardTest of Oral Reading and Comprehension Skills (TORCS)$69.00K,1,2,3,and higherX      X      
Add to ClipboardTest of Phonological Awareness Skills (TOPAS)$120.00K,1,2,3,and higher          X   
Add to ClipboardTest of Phonological Skills in Spanish (TPAS)$91.00K,1,2,3,and higher          X   
Add to ClipboardTest of Reading Comprehension -- 3rd Edition (TORC-3)$239.002,3X    XX       
Add to ClipboardTest of Silent Word Reading Fluency (TOSWRF)$147.001,2,3,and higher       X      
Add to ClipboardTest of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE)$193.001,2,3,and higher       XX     
Add to ClipboardWechsler Individual Achievement Test - Second Edition (WIAT-II)$604.00Pre-K,K,1,2,3,and higherXX     XX     

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