Overview: Diagnose students' reading strengths and needs
Age Range: K through 13
Group, Working Times
Single form for Pink, Teal, Red, Orange, and Green levels;
Two alternate and equivalent forms, J and K, for Purple, Brown, and Blue levels
Norms: Percentile Ranks, Stanines, Scaled Scores, Grade Equivalents, and Normal Curve Equivalents
Criterion-Referenced Scores, Progress Indicators
Lexile™ Measures, a practical indicator of reading achievement
Scoring Options: Machine Scorable via Pearson Central Scoring or Hand Scorable
ESEA Resource: Focus on results
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Retiring Soon: Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT) / Stanford Diagnostic Math Test (SDMT). Learn more.
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.
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.
High-quality selections, many written by published children's authors, provide relevant information about students' reading processes and strategies.
Lexile Measure A Special Instructional Reading Tool for Stanford 10, SDRT 4, and Aprenda 3 customers! With the Lexile measure, identify books that match a student's reading level.
Find out more about the use of Lexile Measures.
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
SDRT 4 may be hand-scored locally by the classroom teacher or scored by Pearson Scoring & Reporting Services. Use results to:
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