Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition
Overview: Individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment of key academic skills.
Age Range: Individuals 4:0–25:11
Administration: Q-interactive® (digital) or paper-and-pencil
Completion Time: 15-85 min for ASB Composite
Scores/Interpretation: Age- and grade-based standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15), age and grade equivalents, percentile ranks, normal curve equivalents (NCEs), stanines, and Growth Scale Value (GSV)
Scoring Options: Q-global™ (web-based) or manual scoring
Report Options: Q-global™ report includes Score Summary, subtest Comparisons, Achievement/Ability Comparisons Error Analysis, and Instructional Interventions
Publication Date: 2014
Dyslexia Index Scores for the KTEA-3 provide a simple way to screen for dyslexia with stimulus materials you may already own. Each test has its own data and scores for your convenience. The Dyslexia Index Scores can be used for screening, inclusion in a comprehensive assessment battery, and as a tool for research.
Empower all your students to succeed and receive a deeper understanding of achievement gaps with the new KTEA-3. This comprehensive assessment of key academic skills maintains all the important features of the KTEA-II and offers a wealth of exciting updates for targeted interventions.
Users & Applications
Special education teachers, school psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and other professionals use this tool to help:
- Evaluate academic skills in reading, math, written language, and oral language
- Measure progress or response to intervention and adjust instruction based on performance
- Identify learning disabilities on a core level
Content & Administration
Phonological Processing (PP)
Math Concepts & Applications (MCA)
Letter & Word Recognition (LWR)
Math Computation (MC)
Nonsense Word Decoding (NWD)
New! Writing Fluency (WF)
New! Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)
New! Math Fluency (MF)
Reading Comprehension (RC)
Written Expression (WE)
Associational Fluency (AF)
Object Naming Facility (ONF)
New! Reading Vocabulary (RV)
Letter Naming Facility (LNF)
Listening Comprehension (LC)
Word Recognition Fluency (WRF)
Oral Expression (OE)
Decoding Fluency (DF)
Features & Benefits
- New! New norms for ages 4:0 through 25:11 and for grades pre-K through 12
- New! Mapping to Common Core Standards to assist with compliancy issues
- New! Behavioral checklist to look at how the child responds during testing
- New! Lower age range to age 4 and preschool norms to identify issues earlier
- New! Scoring and reporting on Q-global™—Pearson's new web-based platform that is
- secure, affordable, and efficient
- New! Intervention suggestions for parents and teachers to expand the effectiveness of
- your evaluation
- Easy to administer, score, and interpret
- Coverage of all IDEA and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- Novel tasks to motivate low-functioning students
- Alternate forms and Growth Scale Value (GSV) to easily measure progress
- Enhanced error analysis procedures for more precise intervention
- All new normative data collected from July 2011 through July 2013
- Age-norm sample includes 3,000 individuals aged 4:0–25:11
- Grade norms are based on 2,600 students in Grades PreK–12
Research Supported Error Analysis
KTEA–3 error analysis normative data provided the basis of research for 13 articles to be included in a double special issue of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment (January-February, 2017) called "Analysis of Student Errors in Reading, Writing, and Math: Implications for Assessment and Intervention." These articles stem from a core belief that error analysis is a critical step for understanding how a student learns and needs to be taught. Unlike standard scores and percentiles, error analysis data provide information about level of mastery for specific skills and reflects the specific processes that mediated performance at the item level. Several of the studies investigated whether patterns of academic errors differ between special groups (e.g., students with intellectual disabilities, giftedness, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and between groups of students with specific cognitive profiles associated with learning problems—such as high fluid reasoning paired with low memory or speed. The research described in this special issue of Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment focuses on patterns of errors in and across academic domains on the KTEA–3, revealing valuable insights for improving assessment and instruction.
The KTEA-3 offers the benefit of normed error analysis and much more. Learn more here
Two options for scoring and reporting the KTEA-3 are now available on Q-global.
Q-global is Pearson's new scoring & reporting system that replaces the ASSIST software program. There are two options available to you when using Q-global.
The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer the KTEA-3 only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.
The second option is to select an “unlimited use” subscription, where one user of the KTEA-3 gets unlimited scoring and reporting for one year, three years, or five years. This may be a better option for customers who administer the KTEA-3 several times each year—and don’t want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.
Q-global reports provide:
- A summary of student performance by composite or subtest
- Comparisons of skill areas or subtests for easy interpretation of results
- Achievement/ability comparisons
- Error analysis norms for all standard subtests
- Suggestions for designing IEP goals based on Error Analysis results
- Lists of math problems or reading or spelling words similar to those that were difficult for the student
Q-global Unlimited-use Scoring Subscriptions
Two pricing options are now available for KTEA -3 scoring and reporting on Q-global. In addition to the current per-report price, there is now an unlimited-use scoring and reporting subscription.
Important note: Each subscription is per user for the KTEA-3 only and will begin on the date of order processing unless otherwise requested.
KTEA™-3 and WIAT®-III Dyslexia Index Scores: The What's, Why's, and How's
Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD
With mounting regulatory pressure on school districts to implement an identification plan for students with dyslexia, there comes an increased need to have diagnostic tools that are both theoretically and psychometrically sound. Schools and clinicians need tools that allow high risk decisions to be made with a high degree of confidence. Breaux & Lichtenberger's (2016) work on The Dyslexia Index Scores for WIAT-III and KTEA-III provide us with just such tools. Pearson invites you to attend this 30 minute webinar on the nuts, bolts, and everything in between with regard to the Dyslexia Index Scores. Conducted by Pearson's Dr. Adam Scheller, this ""how to, what, and why"" session will provide you with the information you'll need to make a decision about adding these tools to your Dyslexia assessment toolkit.
Also, please watch for information on upcoming related sessions in the Dyslexia assessment series. Dr. Scheller will conduct a session for Dyslexia Case Study Analysis on 11/8/18; and we will hold a joint session on 12/7/18 with Drs. Kristina Breaux and Adam Scheller on The Analysis of Differential Diagnoses in Dyslexia. Attendees of the webinars on 11/8/18 and 12/7/18 will have the opportunity to earn NASP CPDs and/or APA CEs.
Date: Oct 12, 2018
Application of Cognitive Hypothesis Testing Using PSW Analysis
Presenter: Adam Scheller, Ph.D., Senior Educational Consultant with Pearson Clinical Assessment
School districts across the country have adopted new and modified old(er) special education evaluation processes in line with the requirements outlined in IDEIA 2004. Since this revised legislation opened the door for schools to use several different means to qualify students with special education needs, we have witnessed an explosion of RTI programs and a subsequent decline in discrepancy-model usage. However, one area included in the law has received less fanfare, the process of analysing the concordance (and thus discordance) between related cognitive and academic processes. During this one-hour webinar Dr. Scheller will review this process of cognitive hypothesis testing by taking an in-depth look at how to apply widely used assessments such as the WISC-V, KTEA-3, and WIAT-III. Dr. Scheller’s goal in this one-hour webinar will be to help take clinicians to a level of detail and accuracy when forming and testing hypotheses about a child’s patterns of thinking and learning.
Date: May 20, 2016
Overview of the KTEA-3: Part II
Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD
During this second session of the KTEA-3 Overview Webinar Series, we will look in more depth at some of the changes made to the KTEA that were focused on the qualitative indicators of SLD, the parent/teacher interventions suggested that are based on a student’s KTEA-3 performance, and how the test maps to common core standards. Finally, the session will also briefly give information about upcoming combo reports with WISC-V and KABC-II that can be used to drive LD subtype identification.
Date: Mar 27, 2014
Overview of the KTEA-3: Part I
Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD
This webinar session provides information about the new Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition. Specifically we will discuss the changes from the KTEA-II to the KTEA-3 that are noted above and describe how these changes will impact your assessment of achievement.
Date: Feb 14, 2014
Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.
Q & A from the KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Dyslexia Index scores webinars
Can I attend this webinar?
Can I access the WIAT-III or KTEA-3 Dyslexia Index scores from Q-interactive?
Soon! They are ready for the next release on Q-interactive, which should be within the month.
Where do I access these Dyslexia Index scores?
In print, in Q-global, and soon-to-be in Q-interactive!
- KTEA-3 Dyslexia Index Scores Manual (Manual Scoring) 015801524X
- KTEA-3 Dyslexia Index Scores Manual on Q-global 0150023189
- WIAT-III Dyslexia Index Scores Manual (Manual Scoring) 0158015258
- WIAT-III Dyslexia Index Scores Manual on Q-global 0150023197
Is the information in these new manuals similar to the Essentials book?
The original tables were first published in the Wiley Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment book, yes. However, these new manuals are expanded in content (with a wider age range in the case of WIAT-III), have the necessary forms, directly include scoring and significant interpretive information related to risk and recommendation language.
Is the score form included when I order protocols?
The score form is included in the new manuals--you may reproduce!
If we use either the KTEA-3 or the WIAT-III comprehensive tests now, can we just use the relevant subtests needed for these scores, or do we need other content?
If you have the current KTEA-3 or WIAT-III complete kits, you have everything you need except the new Dyslexia Index score manual--choose print or Q-global version.
Can I use the raw data from the Q-interactive administration to score using one of these new manuals?
Yes, you can use an existing KTEA-3 or WIAT-III administration with the new Dyslexia Index score manual.
Will Q-global score this currently?
We are working on approvals for integrating the Dyslexia Index scores into the Q-global scoring and reporting, but that functionality is not available at this time.
How do you get the computation form?
It's included in the new manual.
Will the WIAT-III Dyslexia Index score give us a different score than typical scoring on the WIAT-III?
Yes. It will provide a new score and that was not available before in the WIAT-III test. This score can be used on its own as a screener, or it can be used as part of the comprehensive evaluation with a full administration of KTEA-3 or WIAT-III.
KTEA-3 on Q-interactive at a Glance:
|Available With||Subtest Pricing||Scoring and Reporting||Materials Needed|
|Standard, Academic, Classroom, & Experiential Licenses||Score Report||View Pricing & Ordering and open the Q-interactive section for Materials|
*Cost per usage between $1.00 and $1.50 depending on volume discounts
Benefits of KTEA-3 on Q-interactive
- Access the full complement of KTEA-3 subtests with the tap of a button.
Create custom batteries by combining subtests from the KTEA-3 with ability measures such as the WISC-V.
Engage children by displaying stimuli on the iPad
Standardize administration with automated basal and ceiling rules.
Automatically generate score reports, including ability-achievement discrepancy and patterns of strengths and weaknesses analyses with the WISC-V and other cognitive tests.
Obtain scaled scores immediately after finishing a subtest, to increase speed and accuracy.
Save time by having item analysis automatically calculated by the system.
How Can I Buy KTEA-3 on Q-interactive?
Current Q-interactive customers:
If you want to add the KTEA-3 to your account, visit our online order form and select the "Add Test(s) to Existing Account" option. You may also call Customer Support at 1-800-627-7271.