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 Primary & Secondary Diagnostic Instruments

NOTE: The following list of assessment instruments was generated through a review conducted by the Just Read, Florida! Office in consultation with the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). * This chart is not a statement of endorsement. Rather, it serves as a resource to inform users of the growing pool of diagnostics appropriate for grades K-12 that meet psychometric standards. Each of the instruments listed below meet criteria for reliability and validity.

Diagnostic Instruments Appropriate
Grade Range
Test Design Available
in CD or
Online
Administration Major Components
Primary 4-12 Criterion Norm
Referenced
Individual Group Time PA Phonics Fluency Vocab Comp
(CTOPP)
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing
K-3 ALL YES YES 30 min YES
(DAR)
Diagnostic Assessment of Reading
2-3 ALL YES YES 20-30 min YES YES YES YES
(ERDA)
Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment
K-3 YES YES 45-90 min YES YES YES YES YES
(EVT)
Expressive Vocabulary Test
K-3 ALL YES YES 10-25 min Oral
Fox in a Box K-3 YES e-reporting YES 30 min YES YES YES YES listening
(GMRT)
Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, 3rd ed.
PreK-3 ALL YES YES YES 55-105 min Level PR Level BR Reading YES
(GORT-4)
Gray Oral Reading Test-4
1-3 ALL YES YES 20-30 min YES YES
(GRADE)
Group Reading Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation
PreK-3 ALL YES scoring & reporting YES YES 45-90 min Levels P & K Level K Reading;
Levels 1-A
Levels 1-A
Nelson Denny (Forms G & H) ALL YES administer YES 15 min;
20 min
YES Reading YES
(PPVT-III)
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - III
PreK-3 ALL YES YES 12 min Oral
(SDRT)
Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, 4th ed.
1-3 ALL YES YES 100 min YES
Grades 1-4
Reading YES
(TOWRE)
Test of Word Reading Efficiency
1-3 ALL YES YES 5-10 min YES YES
(WDRB)
Woodcock Diagnostic Reading Battery
K-3 ALL YES YES 50-60 min YES YES Reading YES
(WRMT)
Woodcock Reading Mastery Test
K-3 ALL YES YES 10-30 min YES Reading YES

The review of assessment instruments included the examination of the following resources:

  • 2002 Analysis of Reading Assessment Instruments for K-3
  • 2002 Commissionerís (Texas) List of Reading Instruments: Recommendation for Approval
  • 2002 Florida Department of Educationís list of approved diagnostic measures