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. PAR is offered in both English and Spanish, though the Spanish version is intended to be taken after the English version to determine whether a student's difficulties are only in English or exist across both languages. 

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
Qualifications

Not specified.

Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$7 per student subscription

Contact

1-888-386-3822, Option 2

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Wood, F., Hill, D., Meyer, M., & Flowers, D. L. (2005). Predictive Assessment of Reading. Annals of Dyslexia, 55(2). Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Peer-Review-Wood.pdf

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Research. (2013, October 3). Retrieved December 12, 2018, from http://onlinepar.net/research/

Wood, F. (2013). PAR PreK to Grade 3 Edition Technical Manual. Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest School of Medicine. Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PAR2BTechManual.pdf

Predictive Assessment of Reading. (n.d.). Excerpts from Data Submission to NCRTI. Retrieved from http://onlinepar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Excerpts-from-data-subm…

National Comparison
Yes