About the Measure

Domains Literacy
Subscales No
Target Construct Literacy: Word reading, Sentence reading, Reading fluency
Description The Diagnostic Test of Word Reading Processes makes available to teachers a diagnostic tool that has long been used in research studies, and that enables precise specification of the areas of difficulty experienced by individual children in developing fluent and automatic word reading.
Test Authors Forum for Research in Literacy and Language
Publisher GL-Assessment (2012)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Accessible for teachers
Scoring Clear scoring and coding
Time 30 minutes
Age 5 years to 12 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate.
Reliability Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Criterion validity Driven by the simple view of reading and capturing all aspects of word reading
Construct validity Cronbach alpha 0.96 on both forms of the Word Reading Test, and 0.97 for the Sentence Reading Test.
Concurrent validity Cronbach alpha 0.96 on both forms of the Word Reading Test, and 0.97 for the Sentence Reading Test.