The PAT-R Comprehension: Advanced tests are an expansion of PAT Reading Fourth Edition, and were developed in response to requests for more challenging reading comprehension material for primary students. They present longer and more complex stimulus texts, and harder questions based on those texts. They are still aligned with the content of the Australian Curriculum: English for each given year level.
Suitable year levels
This test includes items that match the curriculum studied by students in Year 8, but that are significantly beyond the general ability range of most students in Year 8. This test should only be administered to students who demonstrate a level of reading comprehension achievement significantly higher than the norm for Year 8.
Test Booklet 8 – end of Year 8, start of Year 9
PAT-R Comprehension: Advanced Test Booklet 8A is reusable. OMR answer sheets (suitable for hand scoring and for use with Test Scoring Services) are available for use with Test Booklet 8A.
These tests may only be purchased for school use by qualified educational professionals.
This assessment package is an expansion of PAT Reading Fourth Edition, rather than a stand-alone assessment series.