The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA–3) helps you quickly and easily identify strengths and weaknesses, and follow-up with the right interventions. With a deeper understanding of achievement gaps, you can help all your students achieve their potential.
An individually administered measure of academic achievement, this comprehensive assessment evaluates key reading, maths, written language, and oral language skills. The KTEA–3 has two independent, concurrently normed parallel forms (A and B) to help you accurately measure academic progress and minimise practice effects. It also covers a wide range of achievement and language domains.
Choose from two administration options:
Paper format (Paper Manuals and Record Forms)
Digital format (under our Q-interactive® Standard Licence)
Users & Applications
SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and other professionals can use this tool to help:
- Evaluate academic skills in reading, math, written language, and oral language
- Measure progress or response to intervention and adjust instruction based on performance
- Identify learning disabilities on a core level.
Content & Administration
- Phonological Processing (PP)
- Math Concepts & Applications (MCA)
- Letter & Word Recognition (LWR)
- Math Computation (MC)
- Nonsense Word Decoding (NWD)
- New! Writing Fluency (WF)
- New! Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)
- New! Math Fluency (MF)
- Reading Comprehension (RC)
- Written Expression (WE)
- Associational Fluency (AF)
- Spelling (SP)
- Object Naming Facility (ONF)
- New! Reading Vocabulary (RV)
- Letter Naming Facility (LNF)
- Listening Comprehension (LC)
- Word Recognition Fluency (WRF)
- Oral Expression (OE)
- Decoding Fluency (DF)
Features & Benefits
The KTEA–3 represents a substantial revision of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA–II), including:
- Updated norms for ages 4:0 to 25:11
- Four new subtests
- Revised subtests with new items and improved content coverage
- Updated artwork
- Simplified administration procedures to enhance the usability of the test
- Qualitative observations checklist for suggesting possible areas of processing weaknesses
- Lower age range to age 4 and preschool norms to identify issues earlier
- Scoring and reporting on Q-global™—Pearson’s new web-based platform that is secure, affordable, and efficient
- Intervention suggestions for parents and teachers to expand the effectiveness of your evaluation
- Easy to administer, score, and interpret
- Behavioural checklist to look at how the child responds during testing
- Novel tasks to motivate low-functioning students
- Alternate forms and Growth Scale Value (GSV) to easily measure progress
KTEA-3 and the Disabled Students Allowances (DSA)
KTEA-3 has been reviewed and additional guidelines about using this test for Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) in Higher Education/DSA applications can be found on the SASC website. It is important you read and consider the additional guidelines that have been issued when using this test for the purpose of DSA applications.
All new normative data collected in the US from July 2011 through July 2013.
Age-norm sample includes 3,000 individuals aged 4:0–25:11. Grade norms are based on 2,600 students in Grades PreK–12
New Digital Options for KTEA-3
The KTEA-3 offers two efficient and easy-to-use, digital options for test administration, scoring and reporting.
Option 1: Q-interactive – Our iPad device-based system for administration, scoring and reporting
Q-interactive delivers the world’s most advanced assessment tools you can take with you anywhere. It enables you to administer interactive assessments with an intuitive, portable system that uses two iPads connected to each other via Bluetooth.
The KTEA-3 on Q-interactive is available when you purchase a Q-interactive Education licence*.
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*PLEASE NOTE: Registered users with a qualification code of CL2R are eligible to purchase assessments from the Q-interactive Education licence.
To use KTEA-3 on Q-interactive you will also need to order additional items as required - these will need to be purchased directly from Pearson Clinical Customer Service email@example.com or Tel: 0845 630 8888. For the list of additional items please click here.
Option 2: Q-global – Our web-based system for scoring and reporting paper administrations
Q-global is our secure and affordable web-based scoring and reporting system that allows you to enter results from paper-and-pencil tests to generate scores and reports. It houses the industry’s gold standard assessment tools and is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet.
Q-global reports will provide:
- A summary of student performance by composite or subtest
- Comparisons of skill areas or subtests for easy interpretation of results
- Achievement/ability comparisons
- Error analysis norms for all standard subtests
- Best practice suggestions for designing IEP goals that match the students’ score information with intervention strategies
- Lists of math problems or reading or spelling words similar to those that were difficult for the student
Report Options: Q-global™ report includes Score Summary, Subtest Comparisons, Achievement/Ability Comparisons Error Analysis, and Instructional Interventions
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