Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised-Normative Update
Overview: Suggested for: School and clinical psychologists, counselors, and learning specialists
Qualification Level: B, Q2
Age Range: 5:0 - 22:11; Grades K-12
Completion Time: 60 Minutes
Scoring Options: Scoring Assistant® software or Manual scoring
Publication Date: 1989 (Content), 1997 (Normative Update)
- Simple multiple-choice format helps assess children with severe disabilities
- Six subtests ensure a comprehensive assessment
- ASSIST report provides scores and a student performance narrative on each subtest and composite
Objective, comprehensive, and easy to administer
Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised-Normative Update (PIAT-R/NU) is an efficient individual measure of academic achievement. Reading, mathematics, and spelling are assessed in a simple, nonthreatening format that requires only a pointing response for most items. This multiple-choice format makes the PIAT-R ideal for assessing low functioning individuals or those with limited expressive abilities.
Offers six subtests
With PIAT-R/NU, only those items within the student’s range of difficulty are administered. The subtests measure:
- General Information—100 verbal items assess general knowledge.
- Reading Recognition—100 items measure recognition of printed letters and the ability to read words aloud.
- Reading Comprehension—82 items measure reading comprehension. The student chooses one of four pictures that best illustrates a sentence.
- Written Expression—assesses written language skills for two levels. Level I (K-1) tests pre-writing skills. Level II (Grades 2-12) requires the student to write a story about a picture.
- Mathematics—100 multiple choice items test knowledge and application of math concepts and facts.
- Spelling—100 multiple choice items measure recognition of correct word spelling.
PIAT-R also provides a Written Language Composite, obtained by combining scores on the Spelling and Written Expression subtests, and a Total Reading score, a combination of scores from the Reading Recognition and Reading Comprehension subtests for overall indexes for written expression and reading achievement.
Use PIAT-R for
- Identification of specific learning disabilities
- A Title I program evaluation
- Instructional program planning
Based on a national sampling of over 3,000 people, PIAT-R provides accurate score comparisons for reading decoding, reading comprehension, and math applications with the other achievement batteries with which it was conormed: K-TEA/NU, KeyMath-R/NU, and WRMT-R/NU. You gain added flexibility because you can substitute a subtest from a different battery if a subtest is spoiled or if additional diagnostic information is desired.
Comparison of updated and original norms
Approximately ten years separate the data-collection periods for the original PIAT-R norms and the NU norms. The differences between the two sets of norms vary according to grade level and achievement domain, but some general trends are apparent. In the primary grades the average level of performance in reading, spelling, and mathematics has either stayed the same or declined; at grades 5 through 12 average performance in reading and spelling is unchanged, but average mathematics performance has increased. Larger changes are seen in the below-average and above-average ranges of performance in some domains at some grades. Details are provided in the NU Manual and the NU ASSIST™ User’s Guide.
The practical result of these changes is that where student performance has improved, NU normative scores (standard scores and percentiles) will be lower than on the original norms; and where performance has declined, NU normative scores will be higher.
Extended age range
The age range for the PIAT-R/NU has been extended to age 22-11 with the normative update.
Report to Parents
A Spanish Report to Parents blackline master is also available.
Scoring is easy with ASSIST™ software
Speed up PIAT-R/NU scoring with the ASSIST software program for Macintosh and Windows, now on one CD-ROM. The ASSIST helps you convert raw scores to derived scores and provides subtest comparisons.
ASSIST report options
- A Score Summary report providing grade equivalents, age equivalents, standard scores by age or grade, percentile ranks, and NCEs, plus derived scores for the Written Expression subtest and Written Language composite.
- Profiles for both grade and age equivalents and their confidence intervals, based on the user-selected confidence level.
- A profile for standard scores, based on age or grade norms.
- The standard score difference for each pair of subtests.
- A personalized narrative report describing the student’s performance on each subtest and composite.