Academic Knowledge and Skills

The Academic Knowledge and Skills Domain Includes measurement tools on conventional academic areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language. Many of these Academic Domain instruments can be used to monitor students’ academic progress, provide continuous assessment, and identify gifted students and those experiencing delays.

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English Language Arts

The Abecedarian Reading Assessment is a comprehensive test that covers the 6 essential domains for reading. The test consists of the decoding, vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, phoneme awareness, and knowledge of the alphabetic principle subtests.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The aimswebPlus is the newest version of aimsweb assessments for students in grades PreK-12. Each of the standards-aligned reading test's subtests can be administered in under four minutes. The assessment can be used for progress monitoring and as a universal screening tool for dyslexia and behavior. aimswebPlus is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 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

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The Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI) is an informal standards-based tool designed to measure the reading level of students from pre-primer to level nine. The test can be used for students from Kindergarten to high school. The tenth edition of ARI offers detailed instructions and case study for teachers of all experience levels to assess their students' reading abilities. It is comprised of a series of literary and informational text reading passages of increasing difficulty.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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aReading, or Adaptive Reading, is an assessment that measures the reading skills of students grades K-12. The test can be used to screen and identify students at risk for academic delays, but is not meant for progress monitoring. aReading is a computer adaptive and contains both multiple-choice and open response questions.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 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

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The BADER Reading and Language Inventory was constructed for use by teachers of K–12 and adult students to determine students' literacy levels, plan instruction, and make referrals to appropriate specialists. Portions of this test can also be used for quick screening or initial placement for students. 

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts Third Edition (Boehm-3) is a comprehensive assessment for children grades K-2 that contains 50 basic concepts. The test can be used to identify students at risk for academic delays and to monitor progress. Boehm-3 is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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The Boehm-3 Preschool assessment contains 26 basic concepts for children in preschool. The test can be used to identify students who are behind in comprehending basic relational concepts. The tool allows educators to assess each concept twice and can be administered in less than 30 minutes. Boehm-3 Preschool is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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The Bracken Basic Concept Scale Third Edition consists of the Receptive test (BBCS-3:R) and the Expressive test (BBCS-3:E). BBCS-3:R assesses children's cognitive and language development using non-verbal tasks, wile BBCS-3:E requires the child to verbally respond. The Bracken Basic Concept Scale, which aligns with IDEA 2004 requirements, can screen children for school readiness and identify those with developmental delays. The assessment's results can be used in conjunction with the Bracken Concept Development Program to plan intervention. The Bracken Basic Concept Scale is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills II is a comprehensive assessment for students with special needs in grades K-9 and contains over 400 tests for reading/ELA and mathematics. The assessment is aligned with state and national standards and can be used for monitoring progress, providing ongoing assessment, and writing IEPs. The CIBS offers both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced measures.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade

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The BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III is a short screening tool that can be used to identify students for delays and giftedness. The assessment is offered for three age ranges: 0-35 months, 3-5 years, and K and 1st grade. The tool can be administered in less than 15 minutes per child, in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The BRIGANCE Head Start Screens III is a developmental screening tool that allows educators to assess children's readiness for kindergarten and identify delays or giftedness. The tool is offered for two age ranges: 0-2 years and 3-5 years. The Head Start Screens III is aligned with and correlated to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. The tool can be administered in less than 15 minutes per child, in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten

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The Inventory of Early Development III (IED III) is a comprehensive tool that contains over 100 assessments that are aligned to state and national standards as well as IDEA requirements. The tool can be used to provide ongoing assessment, monitor progress, and write IEPs for students from birth to grade 8. The IED III offers both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced measures.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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The CogAT is an asssessment for students in grades K-12 that was co-developed with the Iowa Assessments. There are three batteries: verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal. The CogAT can be used to differentiate instruction and identify strengths and weaknesses. Each test takes 15 minutes or less to administer, and can be offered in English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 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

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The Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing Second Edition (CTOPP-2) is an assessment that focuses on measuring the phonological processing abilities of students grades PreK-12. The CTOPP-2 contains several composites: phonological awareness, phonological memory, rapid symbolic naming, rapid non-symbolic naming, and alternate phonological awareness.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

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

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) 8th Edition is an assessment that can be used for benchmark screening and monitoring growth of students in grades K-8. The early literacy development tool is a valid dyslexia screener as well. DIBELS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Reading and is also a valid dyslexia screener. Starting in 2020-2021, DIBELS 8th Edition will replace DIBELS Next and DIBELS 6th Edition.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Developmental Reading Assessment Second Edition, PLUS (DRA2+) is a system that measures students' reading performance. The tool can be used by educators to identify each student's instructional needs and to inform practices. The DRA2 Benchmark Assessment consists of four steps: reading engagement, reading conference, reading comprehension, and teacher anlysis. The assessment is available in both English and Spanish (Evaluación del desarrollo de la lectura is the bilingual version modeled off of DRA2).

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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By accurately determining a child’s reading strengths and weaknesses, a classroom teacher can develop an instruction strategy that best serves the child’s needs. ERDA SECOND EDITION provides a comprehensive diagnostic tool that measures the five research-based building blocks of reading at kindergarten through third grade. ERDA SECOND EDITION diagnoses understanding of phonemic and phonological awareness through a series of subtests that assess the child’s ability to hear sound units in spoken language: phonemes, rhymes (kindergarten only), rime, and syllables.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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easyCBM Reading is an assessment for students grades K-6 that can be used for universal screening and progress monitoring. The assessment contains eight curriculum-based measures and is consistent with a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. easyCBM Reading is designed to be administered three times per year to assess early literacy development and progress.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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The fifth edition of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory (ESRI) updates and reorganizes this highly successful informal reading inventory. The ESRI provides an expanded battery of 39 diagnostic tests in 11 different areas that enable the teacher-candidate, classroom teacher, special education teacher, or reading specialist to assess the full range of students' reading abilities.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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The Early Reading Assessment (ERA) is an assessment for children in grades K-2 that helps educators identify students with delays in reading abilities. Teachers, special educators, speech pathologists, and school psychologists can administer the test. The ERA, which takes 10-15 minutes to complete, contains the written word vocabulary, rapid orthographic naming, and silent orthographic efficiency core subtests that combine to create the Early Reading Index.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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The Expressive Vocabulary Test Second Edition (EVT-2) is an assessment that measures expressive vocabulary and word retrieval for Standard American English. The test is created to align with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Fourth Edition (PPVT-4). The EVT-2 can be used for monitoring progress and providing interventions. It offers two test forms with different items so that students do not become accustomed to the test.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

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

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CBMreading (Curriculum-Based Measurement for Reading) is an assessment that can be used for screening and monitoring the progress of students in grades 1-12. CBMreading is an index of word reading efficiency, and can be administered in one minute per assessment. The test can be used up to five times per year to screen students and is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 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

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The earlyReading assessment is used to monitor the progress of and screen students in grades PreK-1 but can be administered to students up to grade 3. There are 12 subtests within earlyReading, and four subtests can be completed in 5-10 minutes. The earlyReading tool can be used up to five times per year to screen students, and is available in both English and Spanish.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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GMRT measures overall reading achievement spanning each important stage along the reading continuum—from oral language to mature reading comprehension. The underlying foundation of GMRT is that it is useful for teachers and schools to know the general level of reading achievement of individual students throughout their entire school careers.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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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.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

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

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The GORT–4 assessment provides an objective measure of oral reading growth and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties. The tests can also be used to measure change in oral reading levels over time.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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The GSRT helps you quickly and efficiently measure an individual's silent reading comprehension ability. GSRT results may be used to identify individuals whose scores are significantly below those of their peers and who might need additional assessment and intervention designed to improve reading comprehension; to determine areas of relative strength and weakness across reading comprehension; to document overall progress in reading development as a consequence of intervention programmes; and to serve as a measure for research efforts designed to investigate reading comprehension.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

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i-Ready is a system that provides assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses of students in grades K-8. i-Ready offers a Diagnostic test that adapts to student responses and measures skills that fall below and above the student's grade level. The Standards Mastery test assesses grade level standards and helps educators measure and monitor growth for each student.

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Iowa Assessments replaced the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) in 2011-2012 to align with the Iowa Common Core Standards. The assessment can be administered to students in grades K-12 and can be used for monitoring progress and identifying students who may need intervention. The Iowa Assessments measure students' abilities in reading, language, mathematics, social studies, and science. The test is consistent with Response to Intervention (RTI) programs and is often used with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: 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

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Math

The aimswebPlus math assessments are sold by Pearson. Each of the standards-aligned test's subtests can be administered in under four minutes. The assessment can be used for progress monitoring and as a universal screening tool.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) includes a set of cognitive assessments designed to measure conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and problem solving within specific content strands across a full set of grade-level assessments. Made to focus on children's early school experiences by following children from grades K-8, the assessment data and longitudinal nature of the test enabled researchers to study how a wide range of factors are associated with school performance and progression.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:11) includes a set of cognitive assessments designed to measure conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and problem solving within specific content strands across a full set of grade-level assessments. Made to focus on children's early school experiences by following children from grades K-5, the assessment data and longitudinal nature of the test enabled researchers to study how a wide range of factors are associated with school performance and progression. Content covered in third, fourth, and fifth grades was determined by comparing the state or national standards from Texas, Virginia, NAEP, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The target content percentages for third, fourth, and fifth grades are based on the fourth-grade recommendations in the 2011 NAEP frameworks.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade

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The GMADE (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic mathematics test sold by Pearson that measures individual student skills in the main areas of math. The assesmsent aligns with standards by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and can be used for growth monitoring, strengths and areas for improvement identification, and student placement.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The HMH Math Inventory is an assessment that can be used for universal screening and growth monitoring. The adaptive, computer-based test can be taken three to five times per year. The HMH Math Inventory was developed with guidance from the National Math Panel, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and was developed to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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i-Ready, sold by Curriculum Associates, offers a diagnostic test that adapts to student responses and measures skills that fall below and above the student's grade level and the standards mastery test, which assesses grade level standards and can help educators measure and monitor growth for each student.

Subdomain: Math

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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