Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR)

The Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR) can be used to measure a student's reading level, identify skills in need of intervention, monitor progress, and predict future reading achievement. The assessment contains four reading subtests that can be administered to special needs, gifted, ELL students, and developing students in grades PreK-3.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Reading
Subdomain

Fluency; Phonemic Awareness; Phonics; Vocabulary 

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
15 minutes
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$7 per student

Contact

1-888-386-3822, Option 2

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Catts, H. W., Herrera, S., Nielsen, D. C., & Bridges, M. S. (2015). Early prediction of reading comprehension within the simple view framework. Reading and Writing28(9), 1407-1425. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-015-9576-x

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Wood, F. (2013). PAR PreK to Grade 3 edition: Technical manual. Wake Forest School of Medicine. http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PAR2BTechManual.pdf

National Comparison
Yes

Psychometric Considerations

Psychometrics is the science of psychological assessment. A primary goal of EdInstruments is to provide information on crucial psychometric topics including Validity and Reliability – essential concepts of evaluation, which indicate how well an instrument measures a construct - as well as additional properties that are worthy of consideration when selecting an instrument of measurement.

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