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Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement – Third Edition (KTEA-3)

The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement – Third Edition (KTEA-3: Kaufman & Kaufman, 2014) is an individually administered measure of academic achievement for individuals from ages 4.5 through 25.


The comprehensive form assesses achievement in the areas of reading (silent reading fluency, writing fluency, reading vocabulary, phonological awareness, nonsense word decoding, word recognition fluency, decoding fluency, associational fluency, naming facility [RAN]); reading composite (letter and word recognition, reading comprehension); math composite (math fluency, math concepts and applications, math computation); written language composite (written expression spelling); oral language composite (oral expression language comprehension); and comprehensive achievement composite. Scores are reported as age- or grade-based standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15), percentile ranks, normal curve equivalents (NCEs), stanines, and Growth Scale Value (GSV).


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement– Third Edition (KTEA-3) Kaufman & Kaufman (2014) 4.5-25

Individually administered, paper/pencil or digital. Yields age- or grade-based standard scores percentiles, age or grade equivalents, NCEs, stanines, and Growth Scale Value (GSV).

Pre-K: 30 mins. 1st-2nd grades: 50 mins. 3rd grade: 80 mins.

Q-global™ report includes score summary, subtest comparisons, achievement/ability comparisons, error analysis, and instructional intervention.

Subtests: Reading, Reading Composite, Math Composite, Written Language Composite, Oral Language Composite, and Comprehensive Achievement Composite.

Availability: Pearson,

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