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Key information

The WRAT5 measures and monitors fundamental reading, spelling, and maths skills.


Gary J Robertson

Publication Year:


Age Range:

5 years to 85+ years


Approximately 15-25 minutes for ages 5-7 and 35-45 minutes for ages 8 and up

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WRAT5 Pre-publication discount
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Now Available!

Choose from two Administration options: 

  1. Paper-and-pencil
  2. Digital on Q-interactive® (Coming early 2018Q-global logo

Measure foundational academic skills with the WRAT5TM 

The WRAT5 provides an accurate and easy-to-administer way to assess and monitor the reading, spelling, and maths skills in people aged 5–85+ and helps identify possible learning disabilities. 

Administration is now available in two versions; traditional format (Paper Manuals and Record Forms) and digital on Q-interactive® (our test administration, scoring and reporting platform). Online scoring is also available via our Q-global® platform.

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WRAT5 Benefits

  • Test learners of all ages using the same assessment
  • Screen individuals or small groups (with some subtests) to help identify those requiring a more comprehensive academic achievement evaluation
  • Administer only the subtests that are needed
  • Digitally score and report using Q-global (Now Avilable!
  • Administer with paper and pencil or digitally with Q-interactive (Coming early 2018


  • Efficient completion time—test can be completed in as little as 15 minutes for younger children and as little as 30 minutes for older children and adults
  • Simple administration rules and clear scoring guidelines, contributing to accurate and timely data
  • Grade-based start points, simple reversal rules, and clear discontinue rules

What’s new in WRAT5

The WRAT5 is upgraded with data reflecting current populations based on recent US census information. Updates include:

  • Improved identification of learning disabilities
  • Streamlining of rules
  • Digital administration, scoring, and reporting
  • Subtest improvements

Test Structure

The WRAT5 provides derived scores and interpretive information for four subtests:

  • Word Reading measures untimed letter identification and word recognition. The examinee reads aloud a list of letters/words
  • Sentence Comprehension measures the ability to identify the meaning of words and to comprehend the ideas and information in a sentence using an untimed modified cloze procedure. Each item requires the examinee to read (aloud or silently) a sentence with a word missing, and then say the word that best completes the sentence
  • Spelling measures an individual's ability to write letters and words from dictation without a time limit
  • Maths Computation measures an individual's ability to count, identify numbers, solve simple oral maths problems, and calculate written maths problems with a time limit. Problems are presented in a range of domains, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and advanced operations
  • Reading Composite score is created by combining the Word Reading and Sentence Comprehension standard scores

Coming soon! 

Q-global® - Web-based administration, scoring, and reportingQ-global logo

Q-global® is our web-based platform for test administration, scoring and reporting. Secure and affordable. It houses the industry's gold standard in assessment tools and is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Q-global helps you quickly and efficiently organise examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate comprehensive reports.

Learn more about Q-global


Coming early 2018! 

Q-interactive® - A comprehensive digital assessment systemQ-interactive logo

Q-interactive® is a revolutionary new digital system that delivers the world’s most advanced assessment tools you can take with you anywhere. Q-interactive saves you time, while adding unprecedented flexibility, portability, convenience and efficiency.  Administer interactive assessments with an intuitive, portable system that uses two iPads connected by Bluetooth.

Learn more about Q-interactive


WRAT5 and Wide Range are trademarks of Wide Range, Inc.


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Complete Paper Kit only with Bag

ISBN: 9780749142353
£354.00 inc VAT

Manual Administration Components

Norms Book

ISBN: 9780749142308
£55.00 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

Reading and Spelling Card Set

ISBN: 9780749142759
£14.40 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

Sentence Comprehension Card Set

ISBN: 9780749142704
£14.40 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order



ISBN: 9780749142407
£40.00 inc VAT


Green Sentence Comprehension Record Form (25)

ISBN: 9780749142605
£54.00 inc VAT

Blue Sentence Comprehension Record Form (25)

ISBN: 9780749142551
£54.00 inc VAT

Green Record Form/Response Booklet (25)

ISBN: 9780749142506
£54.00 inc VAT

Blue Record Form/Response Booklet (25)

ISBN: 9780749142452
£54.00 inc VAT

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