CURE Counseling & Assessment Training Centre offers the Wide Range Achievement Test 4 (WRAT-4). This test is an achievement test which measures an individual’s ability to read words, comprehend sentences, spell and compute solutions to math problems. The test currently is in its fourth revision.
Description of the WRAT-4:
The WRAT-4 is a norm-referenced test that measures the basic academic skills of word reading, sentence comprehension, spelling, and math computation. It was standardized on a representative national sample of over 3,000 individuals ranging in age from 5-94 years.
The WRAT-4 includes the following four subtests:
* Word Reading measures letter and word decoding through letter identification and word recognition.
* Sentence Comprehension measures an individual’s ability to gain meaning from words and to comprehend ideas and information contained in sentences through the use of a modified cloze technique.
* Spelling measures an individual’s ability to encode sounds into written form through the use of a dictated spelling format containing both letters and words.
* Math Computation measures an individual’s ability to perform basic mathematics computations through counting, identifying numbers, solving simple oral problems, and calculating written mathematics problems.