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Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-5)

The Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-5) measures and monitors fundamental reading, spelling, and maths skills.

Age range

Five years–adult

Who can use it?

Teachers of the Deaf, speech and language therapists and psychologists.

How is it used?

Participants are asked to carry out tasks involving maths computation. Parallel forms are available and provide different materials of the same level to enable repeat testing to be carried out without the practice effect. The test takes 15–25 minutes when used with children aged five to seven, or 35-40 minutes when used with children over eight. 

What can it tell us?

The WRAT-5 provides age- and grade-equivalent scores, a standard score and percentiles. This means that the child’s score can be compared with that of hearing children of their age and grade.

Pros

  • Is well standardised.
  • Can be used for individual assessment and as a small group screening instrument.
  • Parallel forms can be used interchangeably or combined.
  • Learners of all ages can be tested using the same assessment.
  • Users can choose to administer only the subtests that are needed.
  • Tests can be administered with paper and pencil or digitally with Q-interactive
  • Online scoring and reporting available via Q-global.

Cons   

  • Test may be too long for some participants over eight years.
  • Standardised on USA children, meaning that interpretation of age scores should be made with care, but it is helpful for measuring progress over time.

Is there a cost?

Yes.

Where can I access it?

www.pearsonclinical.co.uk