The GRADE (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a reading assessment for students from grade PreK to adult. For grades PreK-3, the diagnostic test measures reading skills that are consistent with the National Reading Panel and Reading First. The GRADE can be used with an RTI program to identify strengths and weaknesses and to track student growth.
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Munger, K. A., LoFaro, S. A., Kawryga, E. A., Sovocool, E. A., & Medina, S. Y. (2014). Does the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next Assessment Take a “Simple View” of Reading? Educational Assessment, 19(3), 204–228. https://doi.org/10.1080/10627197.2014.934609
GRADE technical manual must be purchased to view. McBride, J. R., Ysseldyke, J., Milone, M., & Stickney, E. (2010). Technical Adequacy and Cost Benefit of Four Measures of Early Literacy. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 25(2), 189–204. https://doi.org/10.1177/0829573510363796