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Name of test Diagnostic Achievement Battery – Fourth Edition
Subjects Literacy, Maths
Summary Achievement test with 8 subtests to identify students' strengths and weaknesses across important areas of school achievement. A supplemental manual shows how to probe student responses to obtain information about students' thinking processes and problem-solving strategies.

Assessment screening

Subscales Listening comprehension, synonyms, alphabet/phonics/word identification, reading comprehension, punctuation/capitalization, spelling, mathematics reasoning, mathematics calculation. Leading to composite scores in spoken language, reading, mathematics, total basic academic skills.
Authors Phyllis L. Newcomer, Herbert P. Ginsburg
Publisher Pro-Ed
Test source https://www.proedinc.com/Products/14145/dab4-diagnostic-achievement-batteryfourth-edition-complete-kit.aspx
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 6-14 Years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS1, KS2, KS3
UK standardisation sample No
Publication date 2014
Re-norming date n/a


Reason for exclusion from shortlist No UK standardisation available