Dyslexia Evaluation-Assessment Tools Guidelines.

/Dyslexia Evaluation-Assessment Tools Guidelines.
Dyslexia Evaluation-Assessment Tools Guidelines. 2018-07-06T23:48:22+00:00

SLD/Dyslexia Assessment Resource Guide

Below is a list of assessment tools that are used to evaluate/assess a student with a specific learning disability, such as dyslexia: Parents should ask their school what assessment tools are being used to evaluate their child.

Letter/Word Recognition
real words

AIMSweb Tests of Early Literacyor Reading*
  • Letter Naming Fluency
  • Oral Reading Fluency
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, 6th Edition (DIBELS)
  • Letter Naming Fluency
  • Oral Reading Fluency
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (DIBELS Next)
  • Oral Reading Fluency
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
  • Isolated Word Reading Fluency
Gallistel-Ellis Test of Coding Skills
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)
  • Letter/Word Recognition
  • Reading Vocabulary
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
  • Letter and Word Recognition (both timed and untimed subtests)
Test of Word Reading Efficiency, 2nd Edition (TOWRE- 2)
  • Sight Word Efficiency (timed)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Word Reading(timed)
Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th Edition (WRAT-4)
  • Word Reading
Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)
  • Word Identification
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
  • Letter Identification
  • Word Identification
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
  • Letter-Word Identification
Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, 4th Edition (WJ-IV)
  • Letter-Word Identification (untimed)

Word Decoding
pseudowords

AIMSweb Tests of Early Literacyor Reading*
  • Nonsense Word Fluency
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, 6th Edition (DIBELS)
  • Nonsense Word Fluency
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (DIBELS Next)
  • Nonsense Word Fluency
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
  • Nonsense Word Decoding
Gallistel-Ellis Test of Coding Skills
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)
  • Phonetic Analysis
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
  • Nonsense Word Decoding (timed and untimed subtests)
Phonological Awareness Test 2 (PAT-2)
  • Decoding Section (untimed)
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
  • Nonword Reading
Test of Word Reading Efficiency, 2nd Edition (TOWRE- 2)
  • Phonetic Decoding Efficiency (timed)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Pseudoword Decoding (timed)
Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)
  • Word Identification
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
  • Word Attack
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
  • Word Attack
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
  • Word Attack(untimed)

Oral Language
Expressive Vocabulary and Morphology

Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, 2nd Edition (CASL-2)
  • Antonyms
  • Expressive Vocabulary
  • Grammatical Morphemes
  • Grammaticality Judgment
Comprehensive Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test, 3rd Edition (CREVT-3)
  • Expressive Vocabulary
Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, 4th Edition (EOWPVT-4)
Expressive Vocabulary Test, 2nd Edition (EVT-2)
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
  • Semantic Concepts (synonyms and antonyms)
Language Processing Test, Elementary (LPT)
Montgomery Assessment of Vocabulary Acquisition (MAVA)
The Word Test – Elementary, 3rd Edition the Word Test – Adolescent, 2nd Edition
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Expressive Vocabulary
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS)
  • Vocabulary Awareness
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
  • Word Comprehension
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
  • Oral Vocabulary
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-IV)
  • Oral Vocabulary
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language (WJ-IV)
  • Picture Vocabulary

Oral Language
Broad Comprehension Skills
sentence and text-level

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition (CELF-5)
  • Receptive Language Composite (varied formats)
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition, Metalinguistics (CELF-5 Metalinguistics)
Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, 2nd Edition (CASL-2)
  • Sentence Comprehension
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
  • Listening Comprehension
Oral and Written Language Scales, 2nd Edition (OWLS-II)
  • Listening Comprehension
Test of Adolescent and Adult Language, 4th Edition (TOAL-4)
Test of Early Language Development, 4th Edition (TELD-3)
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
  • Listening Comprehension
Test of Language Development – Primary, 4th Edition (TOLD-4)
  • Listening Composite
Test of Language Development – Intermediate, 4th Edition (TOLD-I-4)
Test of Narrative Language, 2nd Edition (TNL-2)
Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, 4th Edition (TACL-4)
  • Elaborated Phrases and Sentences
The Listening Comprehension Test, 2nd Edition – The Listening Comprehension Test, Adolescent
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Oral Discourse
  • Comprehension
Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th Edition (WRAT-4)
  • Sentence Comprehension
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
  • Listening Comprehension
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
  •  Listening Comprehension
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
  • Oral Comprehension (cloze)
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Understanding Directions

Phonological Processing
phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid naming

AIMSweb Tests of Early Literacyor Reading*
  • Letter Sound Fluency
  • Phoneme Segmentation Fluency
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, 2nd Edition (CTOPP-2)
  • Phonological Awareness, Phonological Memory, and/or Rapid Naming quotients
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, 6th Edition (DIBELS)
  • Phoneme Segmentation Fluency
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (DIBELS Next)
  • Phoneme Segmentation Fluency
Dynamic Screening for Phonological Awareness (DSPA)
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Positioning Sounds
  • Rapid Automatic Naming
  • Verbal Fluency
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Rapid Naming
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
  • Phonological Awareness
Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test, 3rd Edition (LAC-3)
Phonological Awareness Test 2 (PAT-2)
  • Phonological Awareness Section
Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus (RAN/RAS) Tests
Test of Auditory Processing Skills, 3rd Edition (TAPS-3)
  • Word Discrimination
  • Phonological Segmentation
  • Phonological Blending
Test of Early Reading Ability, 4th Edition (TERA-4)
  • Alphabet
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Nonword Repetition
Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, 4th Edition (TACL-4)
  • Grammatical Morphemes
Test of Phonological Awareness, 2nd Edition (TOPA-2+)
The Phonological Awareness Profile
Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)
  • Sound-Symbol Knowledge
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Rapid Automatic Naming
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
  • Incomplete Words
  • Sound Blending
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities(WJ-IV)
  • Phonological Processing
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language (WJ-IV)
  • Rapid Picture Naming
  • Retrieval Fluency
  • Segmentation
  • Sound Awareness (rhyming and deletion)
  • Sound Blending
  • Rapid Picture Naming
  • Retrieval Fluency
Yopp-Singer Test of Phonological Awareness

Text Reading Accuracy (oral)
AIMSweb Tests of Early Literacyor Reading*
• MAZE Fluency
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
• Oral Reading Fluency
Gray Oral Reading Test, 5th Edition (GORT-5)
• Accuracy
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
• Oral Reading Fluency– Accuracy Score
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
• Oral Reading
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Text Reading Fluency/Rate (oral or silent)
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
• Oral Reading Fluency
• Irregular Word Reading Fluency
• Silent Reading Fluency
Gray Oral Reading Test, 5th Edition(GORT-5)
• Rate (oral)
• Fluency (oral)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
• Oral Reading Fluency-Rate Score(oral)
• Oral Reading Fluency Composite (oral)
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
• Reading Fluency(oral)
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, 3rd Edition (WRMT-III)
• Oral Reading Fluency
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
• Sentence Reading Fluency (silent)
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Reading Comprehension (sentence and text level)
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early LiteracySkills Next (DIBELS Next)*
• DAZE Fluency
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)
• Silent Reading Comprehension (comprehension score)
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)
• Meaningful Reading
Gray Oral Reading Test, 5th Edition (GORT-5)
• Comprehension (passage reading and question answering)
Gray Silent Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GSRT-2)
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
• Reading Comprehension (match word to picture/passage reading and question answering)
• Reading Comprehension (passage reading and question answering)
Oral and Written Language Scales, 2nd Edition (OWLS-II)
• Reading Comprehension
Test of Early Reading Ability, 4th Edition (TERA-4)
• Meaning
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
• Reading Comprehension
Test of Reading Comprehension, 4th Edition (TORC-4)
Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJ III-DRB)
• Passage Comprehension
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
• Passage Comprehension
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Oral Language – Receptive Vocabulary and Morphology
Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, 2nd Edition (CASL-2)
• Receptive Vocabulary
• Synonyms
• Grammatical Morphemes
Comprehensive Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test, 3rd Edition (CREVT-3)
• Receptive Vocabulary
Gray Diagnostic Reading Tests, 2nd Edition (GDRT-2)
• Listening Vocabulary
Montgomery Assessment of Vocabulary Acquisition (MAVA)
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, 4th Edition (PPVT-4)
Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, 4th Edition (ROWPVT-4)
Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, 4th Edition (TACL-4)
• Grammatical Morphemes
• Vocabulary
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
• Receptive Vocabulary
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Oral Language – Broad Expressive Skills (sentence and text-level)
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition (CELF-5)
• Expressive Language Composite (varied formats)
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition, Metalinguistics (CELF-5 Metalinguistics)
Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, 2nd Edition (CASL-2)
• Double Meaning
• Idiomatic Language
• Inference
• Meaning from Context
• Nonliteral Language
• Sentence Expression
Language Processing Test, Elementary, 3rd Edition (LPT-3)
Oral and Written Language Scales, 2nd Edition (OWLS-II)
• Oral Expression
Test of Adolescent and Adult Language, 4th Edition (TOAL-4)
Test of Early Language Development, 4th Edition (TELD-3)
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
• Story Retelling
• Delayed Story Retelling
Test of Language Competence, Expanded Edition (TLC-E)
• Ambiguous Sentences
• Figurative Language
• Listening Comprehension: Making Inferences
Test of Language Development – Primary, 4th Edition (TOLD-4)
• Speaking Composite
Test of Language Development – Intermediate, 4th Edition (TOLD-I-4)
Test of Narrative Language, 2nd Edition (TNL-2)
The Expressive Language Test, 2nd Edition
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-IV)
• Story Recall
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Oral Language
• Sentence Repetition
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Oral Language – Pragmatics
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition (CELF-5)
• Pragmatics Profile
• Pragmatics Activity Checklist
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, 5th Edition, Metalinguistics (CELF-5 Metalinguistics)
Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language, 2nd Edition (CASL-2)
• Pragmatics
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
• Social Communication
Social Language Development Test – Elementary Social Language Development Test – Adolescent
Test of Language Competence, Expanded Edition (TLC-E)
• Oral Expression: Recreating Speech Acts
Test of Pragmatic Language, 2nd Edition (TOPL-2)
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Spelling
Gallistel-Ellis Test of Coding Skills
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
• Spelling
Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills(TILLS)
• Nonword Spelling
Test of Written Language,4th Edition (TOWL-4)
• Spelling
Test of Written Spelling, 5th Edition (TWS-5)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
• Spelling
Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th Edition (WRAT-4)
• Spelling
Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)
• Spelling
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
• Spelling
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Written Expression
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3)
• Written Expression
Oral and Written Language Scales, 2nd Edition (OWLS-II)
• Written Expression
Test of Early Written Language, 3rd Edition(TEWL-3)
Test of Written Language,4th Edition (TOWL-4)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III)
• Written Language Subtests
Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
• Sentence Writing Fluency
• Writing Samples