The Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test, Fourth Edition (SDRT 4), provides group administered diagnostic assessment of the essential components of reading in order to determine students' strengths and needs. SDRT 4 includes detailed coverage of reading skills, including many easy questions, so teachers can better assess students struggling with reading and plan instruction appropriately. New SDRT 4 levels (Pink and Teal) make it possible to assess emerging literacy skills of students in Kindergarden and grade 1.
This technically excellent assessment provides valid and reliable information as well as tools to help instruction.
- Both criterion-referenced and norm referenced scores
- Individual Diagnostic Report with Skills Analysis indicating skills on target or needing intervention
- Class Summary Report to quickly determine strengths and needs of a group
- Lexile Student Reading Pathfinder Report for grades 2-12 with titles matched to each student's reading level
- Teacher's Manual with intervention strategies
Diagnose Developing Reading Difficulties
Two new SDRT 4 levels now make it possible to assess emerging literacy skills of students in Kindergarten and grade 1. The Pink (K.0-K.5) and Teal (K.5-1.5) levels contain five subtests to measure the essential components of reading instruction as specified by Reading First: vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. Score reports show results by these categories.
With engaging, motivating, and age-appropriate topics and materials, SDRT 4 includes original selections written specifically for the Pink and Teal levels. Teachers read the text and questions aloud, while students select their answers from the corresponding illustrations or letters in their test booklets. For the questions that assess fluency, teachers show children large picture cards to measure visual memory and print awareness. The early development of these skills is essential to fluent reading.
The test may be administered in multiple settings to allow flexibility in scheduling.
Comprehension Based on Types of Reading Materials
High-quality selections, many written by published children's authors, provide relevant information about students' reading processes and strategies.
Quickly and Easily Scored
SDRT 4 may be hand-scored locally by the classroom teacher or scored by Pearson Scoring & Reporting Services. Use results to:
- Evaluate students for program placement
- Determine reading strengths and weaknesses for instructional planning
- Provide special help for students who lack essential reading skills
- Identify trends in reading achievement at the classroom, school, and district levels
- Provide information about the effectiveness of instructional programs
- Measure changes occurring over a specific instructional period
Obtain your Order for Scoring Services form or call the Scoring Hotline if you need assistance at 800-328-599.
Standardization Testing Windows
10/3 1/23 5/1
Standardized With Practice Tests Through Grade 8
Standardized with the Marker at the Pink, Teal, and Red Level