Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests – WRMT-III - No Longer Available Via COD

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Appropriate For
Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 1 hr
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Language English
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Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests


The new WRMT™–III offers you the latest revision of the WRMT, which set the standard for assessment of reading readiness and reading achievement. This significant revision retains the format and structure of the WRMT–R/NU, while expanding the test's range to give you even greater diagnostic power.

The WRMT–III helps:

• Evaluate struggling readers
• Identify specific strengths and weaknesses in reading skills to plan
targeted remediation
• Guide educational selection and placement decisions
• Screen for reading readiness
• Determine reading strategies for students with special needs

Features & Benefits

The WRMT–III offers significant enhancements, including:

• Comprehensive, contemporary reading coverage based on extensive research
• All new photorealistic stimulus art to more readily engage children
• Two parallel forms that can be used to monitor reading growth
• Four new subtests to help you target specific problem areas
• Revised item content on the five tests retained from the WRMT–R/NU
• Test items arranged in order of increasing difficulty
• Basal and ceiling rules and grade-specific start points to help you
administer only those items within the examinee's functional range
• Item-level error analysis on Listening Comprehension, Passage
Comprehension, and Phonological Awareness
• Within-item-level error analysis on Word Attack, Word Identification,
and Oral Reading Fluency
• New norms: grade-based norms for K–12 and age-based norms for ages 4:6–
• Simplified administration and scoring

Psychometric Information

The WRMT–III was compared to the WRMT–R/NU, KTEA–II, WIAT–III, WJ–III, CTOPP, and RFI in order to establish validity between scores obtained on the WRMT–III and those of other commonly used reading tests, and for providing support for convergent evidence of the WRMT–III and measures of reading achievement.

What's NEW in the WRMT–III?


• Streamlined record form
• Separate record form for Oral Reading Fluency
• Stimulus book
• Rapid Automatic Naming cards
• WRMT– III audio CD

Tests - Four new tests

1. Listening Comprehension—Measures the ability to understand spoken

2. Oral Reading Fluency—Measures the ability to fluently integrate learned
reading abilities such as decoding, expression, and phrasing

3. Phonological Awareness—Measures an examinee's ability to distinguish
distinct sounds

• First—Sound Matching
• Last—Sound Matching
• Rhyme Production
• Blending
• Deletion

4. Rapid Automatic Naming—Measures the speed and accuracy with which one
is able to retrieve the names of known stimuli

• Objects
• Colors
• Numbers
• Letters

Five retained and revised tests

• Letter Identification—Presents letters in a uniform font and style
• Word Identification
• Word Attack
• Word Comprehension
• Antonyms
• Synonyms
• Analogies
• Passage Comprehension
• Error Analysis

• Simplified and expanded approach
• Item-level error analysis is provided for the Passage Comprehension,
Listening Comprehension, and Phonological Awareness tests
• More detailed, within-item error analysis is provided for Word Attack
and Word Identification tests


• Standard Scores
• Percentile Ranks
• Age and Grade Equivalents
• Relative Performance Index (RPI)
• Growth Scale Values (GSV)
• Cluster scores
• Total Reading—Serves as a broad measure of global reading ability
• Readiness—Provides an index of several skills necessary for beginning
• Basic Skills—Provides a broad measure of reading skills
• Reading Comprehension—Provides a broad measure of reading comprehension

Administration and Scoring

• Age range: 4:6–79:11
• Parallel forms
• No overlapping test content except for Rapid Automatic Naming
• Used to monitor reading growth
• New photorealistic stimulus art
• Item content arranged in order of increasing difficulty
• Administration of only those items within the examinee's ability range
• Grade-based norms for K–12
• Age-based norms for 4:6–79:11
• More accurate starting points
• Grade-based
• Simplified basal and discontinue rules
• Less examinee fatigue
• Simplified, more traditional scoring approach
• Additional enhancements available only in the scoring software
• Interpretive narrative of significant test and cluster comparisons
• Progress reporting charts an examinee's progress and provides an
analysis of his or her growth across multiple WRMT – III administrations
• Instructional Profile of an examinee's instructional range
• Aptitude—Achievement Discrepancy Analysis

Qualification Level B:

Tests may be purchased by individuals with:

A Master’s degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.


Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization such as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), or other North American organizations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the American Counselling Association (ACA), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.


A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.


Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.

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