Range: Foundation to Year 10
Purpose: To monitor progress in reading comprehension and to provide teachers with diagnostic information to inform teaching.
Administration: Comprehension: 40 minutes (group – except for the Test Booklet P which is individual. Test Booklets P and 1 are untimed.)
The PAT Reading Fourth Edition is a thoroughly researched and normed test for measuring and tracking student achievement in reading comprehension, word knowledge and spelling. It provides teachers with objective information for setting realistic learning goals and planning effective programs.
The PAT Reading Fourth Edition - Comprehension test booklets are reusable (with the exception of Test Booklet P and 1 – students directly transcribe their results onto the booklets). OMR answer sheets (suitable for hand scoring and for use with Test Scoring Services) are available for use with Test Booklets 2–10. Non-OMR answer sheets (suitable for hand scoring only) are available for use with Test Booklets 2–6.
Suitable Year Levels
These tests include items that match the general range of ability of students in the target year level (highlighted in bold). For example, Test Booklet 4 is most suitable for assessment towards the end of year 4. Alternative norms are provided for off-level testing.
Test Booklet P Foundation or Year 1
Test Booklet 1 Foundation or Year 1 or 2
Test Booklet 2 Year 1 or 2 or 3
Test Booklet 3 Year 2 or 3 or 4
Test Booklet 4 Year 3 or 4 or 5
Test Booklet 5 Year 4 or 5 or 6
Test Booklet 6 Year 5 or 6 or 7
Test Booklet 7 Year 6 or 7 or 8
Test Booklet 8 Year 7 or 8 or 9
Test Booklet 9 Year 8 or 9 or 10
Test Booklet 10 Year 9 or 10
Go further with the PAT Teaching Resources Centre!
The PAT Teaching Resources Centre is on online portal that provides teachers with access to resources, research-based strategies and lesson plans that can be used to build the knowledge and skills of each individual student in your day-to-day classroom practice.
Strengthen the knowledge and skills of your students, with tailored content and specific tools designed to build competency and confidence in both literacy and mathematics.
The PAT Teaching Resources Centre offers educators valuable support for turning PAT results into real, tangible learning outcomes.
Find out more and register for PAT Teaching Resources Centre today.
Sample Comprehension questions
Sample individual report
Sample group report
PAT-R 4th Edition Related Products
PAT-R 4th Edition Specimen Sets
PAT-R 4th Edition - Vocabulary