KTEA-3

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition

Ages 4.0-25.11 years
 

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The KTEA™–3 provides measures related to all eight specific learning disability (SLD) areas identified in IDEIA 2004 as well as the areas of impairment specified by DSM–5. With two parallel forms, this test was designed to track progress over time and help professionals determine why a student is underachieving and how to plan an appropriate intervention to address the student’s needs.

Reports combining ability and achievement scores help you identify specific processing strengths and weaknesses that affect student learning, and develop the appropriate intervention to help the student become more successful.

Oral Language:

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Listen Comprehension

Each item requires the examinee to listen to either a sentence read by the examiner (for the early items) or a recorded passage played via the iPad. After listening to each sentence or passage, the student responds orally to literal and/or inferential comprehension questions asked by the examiner.

Oral Expression

The student responds orally with complete sentences describing the photographs displayed on the iPad. As items progress in difficulty, one or two target words are required in the student’s response. The most difficult items require a response beginning with a phrase or target word(s).

Reading:

Reading Comprehension

This untimed test of silent reading comprehension includes several item types. Early items require matching a symbol or word(s) with its corresponding picture. Subsequent items require reading a simple instruction and responding by performing the action. Later items involve reading passages of increasing difficulty and answering literal and/or inferential questions about them. The most difficult items require rearranging five sentences into a coherent paragraph, and then answering questions about the paragraph.

Silent Reading Fluency

The student silently reads simple sentences and marks yes or no in the Response Booklet to indicate whether the statement is true or false, completing as many items as possible within a two-minute time limit.

Reading Vocabulary

Early items require the student to point to one of three words with the same meaning as a picture and target word. Each of the remaining items requires the examinee to read a sentence (silently or aloud) and say or point to the word in the sentence that has a similar meaning to the target word.

Nonsense Word Decoding

The student applies phonics and structural analysis skills to decode nonsense words of increasing difficulty.

Phonological Processing

The student responds orally to items that require manipulation of sounds. Tasks include rhyming, matching, blending, segmenting, and deleting sounds.

Associational Fluency

The student says as many words as possible in 60 seconds that belong to a given semantic category.

Object Naming Faculty

The student names pictured objects as quickly as possible during two short trials.

Letter Naming Faculty

The student names a combination of upper and lower case letters as quickly as possible during two short trials.

Word Recognition Fluency

The student reads isolated words aloud as quickly as possible during two 15-second trials.

Decoding Fluency

The student reads isolated nonsense words aloud as quickly as possible during two 15-second trials.

Writing:

Written Expression

Prekindergarten and kindergarten students trace and copy letters, and write letters, words, and a sentence from dictation. At grades 1 and higher, students complete writing tasks in the context of a grade-appropriate story format. Items at those levels include writing sentences from dictation, adding punctuation and capitalization, filling in missing words, completing sentences, combining sentences, writing compound and complex sentences, and writing an essay based on the story.

Spelling

The easiest items require students to write single letters that represent sounds. The remaining items require students to write increasingly difficult (regular and irregular) words from dictation.

Writing Fluency

The student writes one sentence for each picture presented in the Response Booklet and completes as many items as possible within a five-minute time limit.

Maths:

Maths Concepts & Applications

The student responds orally to items that require the application of mathematical principles to real-life situations. Skill categories include number concepts, operation concepts, time and money, measurement, geometry, fractions and decimals, data investigation, and higher maths concepts.

Maths Computation

The student writes answers to as many maths calculation problems as possible. Skills assessed include simple counting and number identification; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operations; fractions and decimals; square roots and exponents; and algebra.

Maths Fluency

The student writes answers to as many addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems as possible in 60 seconds.

KTEA-3 Error Analysis

Error Analysis is easily conducted and captured on one screen.

KTEA-3 Decoding Fluency Mockup

Tap-and-select mechanisms allow rapid capture of both responses and “time marks”.