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Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement | Third Edition

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement Third Edition (KTEA™-3) is an individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment and evaluation of key academic skills. Empower students to succeed and receive a deeper understanding of achievement gaps with the new KTEA-3.

Age range: Individuals 4:0–25:11

Publication date: 2014

Administration: Q-interactive® (digital) or paper-and-pencil

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 


  • Evaluate academic skills in reading, math, written language, and oral language.

  • Measure progress or response to intervention and identify learning disabilities, and adjust instruction based on performance.

  • Identify learning disabilities and achievement gaps.

  • Motivate low-functioning students using novel tasks.

  • Covers IDEA and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).


  • Phonological Processing (PP)

  • Math Concepts & Applications (MCA)

  • Letter & Word Recognition (LWR)

  • Math Computation (MC)

  • Nonsense Word Decoding (NWD)

  • Writing Fluency (WF)

  • Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)

  • Math Fluency (MF)

  • Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • Written Expression (WE)

  • Associational Fluency (AF)

  • Spelling (SP)

  • Object Naming Facility (ONF)

  • Reading Vocabulary (RV)

  • Letter Naming Facility (LNF)

  • Listening Comprehension (LC)

  • Word Recognition Fluency (WRF)

  • Oral Expression (OE)

  • Decoding Fluency (DF)

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At a glance, a private evaluation is an evaluation by a professional not working for your child’s school. You control the type of testing that happens in a private evaluation. In some cases, a school will agree to pay for or be required to pay for private testing.

Private Evaluation

  • A private evaluation is an evaluation by a professional not working for your child’s school.

  • As a parent, you have complete control over a private evaluation. You can choose which type of testing to have done. You can also choose the person who does the testing. The evaluation can be comprehensive or just focused on a single issue.​

  • You can have a private evaluation done at any time. The school doesn’t have to agree that it’s necessary, and the testing doesn’t automatically become part of your child’s school record. You don’t even have to tell the school. The drawback is that a private evaluation can be very expensive, sometimes thousands of dollars.

  • Independent Educational Evaluation

  • An IEE is a kind of private evaluation. The term comes from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. An IEE comes into play when the school is evaluating your child for services and for some reason an outside evaluation is needed.

  • As a parent, you always have the right to pay for an IEE and share it with the school. The school must consider the IEE, although it doesn’t have to accept its results or recommendations. The IEE becomes part of your child’s educational record.

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