(DAB-3) Diagnostic Achievement Battery 3

by Phyllis L. Newcomer

(DAB-3) Diagnostic Achievement Battery 3

by Phyllis L. Newcomer
Benefits Measures silent reading comprehension, identifying students who need to improve reading prociciency and guiding intervention efforts
Ages 7-0 to 17-11 years
Admin time 25 minutes
Format 5 individually administered subtests with various reading tasks
Scores Reading Comprehension Index that represents the student's ability to understand contextual printed material
Norms Based on a sample of more than 1,500 students
Publish Date 2001
Qualifications Level B required.
About Qualification Levels
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This popular achievement test is useful in identifying students for special education placement or remedial planning. It includes 14 subtests, all relevant to the assessment of learning disabilities:

  • Story Comprehension
  • Capitalization
  • Characteristics
  • Punctuation
  • Synonyms
  • Spelling
  • Grammatic Completion
  • Contextual Language
  • Alphabet/Word Knowledge
  • Math Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Math Calculation
  • Story Construction
  • Phonemic Analysis

To reduce administration time, you can give the Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Math Calculation subtests in small groups. In addition, any of the 14 subtests can be administered independently and used diagnostically. 

Easy to administer and score and free of gender, ethnic, and disability bias, the DAB-3 is an excellent resource for professionals concerned with the identification of learning problems, special education placement, and remedial planning.