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Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT) is a short but accurate test. Because of its brevity, it can be helpful for children with attention difficulties. The Wide Range Achievement Test is a brief achievement test measuring reading recognition, spelling, and arithmetic computation. There are two levels. Level I is normed for children ages 5 to 11. Level II is normed for children aged 12 and up.

The WRAT4 provides derived scores and interpretive information for four subtests:

  1.  Word Reading - measures word decoding through letter identification and word recognition.

  2.  Reading Comprehension measures the ability to identify the meaning of words and to comprehend the ideas and information in a sentence using a modified cloze technique.  In the cloze technique words are omitted from a passage and students are required to fill in the blanks.

  3.  Spelling evaluates an individual's ability to identify sounds and transfer them into written form.

  4.  Math Computation measures an individual's ability to count, identify numbers, solve simple oral math problems, and calculate written math problems.  Problems are presented in a range of domains, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and advanced operations.

A Reading Composite score is created by combining the Word Reading and Sentence Comprehension standard scores.

In addition, this assessment lets you overlay profiles from previous administrations to the same student, producing a graphic record of performance over time.

The administration time for the WRAT4 is 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

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