Academic Assessment Testing

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-III)

KTEA-III is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates specific academic skills in math, reading, oral language and written language.  Educators use this assessment to help identify learning disabilities, a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses and a student’s progress throughout the year. Form A is administered to a student at the beginning of the year. Once the test is administered and scores are calculated, it gives a summary of the students performance. The summary / scores show where the students deficits are and can help assist in developing academic goals for the year. Form B is given towards the end of the year. Comparing scores from the beginning to the end of the year allows educators to measure progress and assess areas of continued weakness. The goal is for the student to progress in each category and to continue to make strives every year.

Within each category (math, reading, oral language and written language) there are multiple subtests:

Phonological Processing
Math Concepts & Applications
Math Computation
Letter & Word Recognition
Nonsense Word Decoding
Writing Fluency
Silent Reading Fluency
Math Fluency
Reading Comprehension
Written Expression
Associational Fluency
Object Naming Facility
Reading Vocabulary
Letter Naming Facility
Listening Comprehension
Word Recognition Fluency
Oral Expression
Decoding Fluency

Teacher Thoughts

Being a special education teacher, I have given a variety of assessments to students. I have yet to administer an assessment that is as comprehensive as the KTEA-III. Not only did this test include all major and important academic areas, it was also very straight forward for me to administer to my students.  The KTEA-III also provided excellent feedback that I was able to review with the parents of my students after the test was administered and scored.

I hope to use this assessment throughout my entire teaching career!