GRADE (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation)

The GRADE (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a reading assessment for students from grade PreK to adult. For grades PreK-3, the diagnostic test measures reading skills that are consistent with the National Reading Panel and Reading First. The GRADE can be used with an RTI program to identify strengths and weaknesses and to track student growth.

Content

Topics
Comprehension,
Fluency,
Phonics,
Phonological Awareness,
Vocabulary
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
50-90 minutes
Price

1 Year License: $5 per student

Training
Onsite training, Online training, and Self-paced Pre-recorded webinars and PDFs available.
Qualifications
Must be an accredited school or district.
Group/Individual
Group,
Individual
Administration
Paper
National Sample
Yes

Access and Use

Contact

800-627-7271

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Hitchcock, J., Dimino, J., Kurki, A., Wilkins, C., & Gersten, R. (2011). The Impact of Collaborative Strategic Reading on the Reading Comprehension of Grade 5 Students in Linguistically Diverse Schools. Final Report. NCEE 2011-4001. National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Retrieved from https://eric.ed.gov/?q=%22Group+reading+assessment+and+diagnostic+evalu…

Prescott, J. E., Bundschuh, K., Kazakoff, E. R., & Macaruso, P. (2018). Elementary School-Wide Implementation of a Blended Learning Program for Reading Intervention. Journal of Educational Research, 111(4), 497–506. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2017.1302914 

Munger, K. A., LoFaro, S. A., Kawryga, E. A., Sovocool, E. A., & Medina, S. Y. (2014). Does the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next Assessment Take a “Simple View” of Reading? Educational Assessment, 19(3), 204–228. https://doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2014.934609

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

GRADE technical manual must be purchased to view. McBride, J. R., Ysseldyke, J., Milone, M., & Stickney, E. (2010). Technical Adequacy and Cost Benefit of Four Measures of Early Literacy. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 25(2), 189–204. https://doi.org/10.1177/0829573510363796