(WRAT5) Wide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition

by Gary S. Wilkinson, PhD, and Gary J. Robertson, PhD

(WRAT5) Wide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition

by Gary S. Wilkinson, PhD, and Gary J. Robertson, PhD
Benefits Measures and monitors fundamental reading, spelling, and math skills
Ages 5 to 85 years and up
Admin time Approximately 15 to 25 minutes for ages 5 to 7, and 30 to 40 minutes for ages 8 and up
Format Individual
Publish Date 2017
Qualifications Level B required.
About Qualification Levels
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About This Product

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The WRAT5 provides an accurate and easy-to-administer way to assess and monitor reading, spelling, and math skills, and helps identify possible learning disabilities. Test learners of all ages use the same assessment to screen individuals or small groups (with some subtests) to help identify those requiring a more comprehensive academic achievement evaluation. Only the subtests needed are administered, using paper and pencil or digitally. You can score and generate reports digitally.


The WRAT5 Features include:

  • Efficient completion time—as little as 15 minutes for younger children and as little as 30 minutes for older children and adults
  • Simple administration rules and clear scoring guidelines, contributing to accurate and timely data
  • Grade-based start points, simple reversal rules, and clear discontinue rules


The WRAT5 is upgraded with data reflecting current populations based on recent census information, including improved identification of learning disabilities, streamlining of rules, digital administration, scoring, reporting, and subtest improvements.


The WRAT5 provides derived scores and interpretive information for four subtests:

  • Word Reading measures untimed letter identification and word recognition. The examinee reads aloud a list of letters/words.
  • Sentence Comprehension measures the ability to identify the meaning of words and to comprehend the ideas and information in a sentence using an untimed modified cloze procedure. Each item requires the examinee to read (aloud or silently) a sentence with a word missing, and then say the word that best completes the sentence.
  • Spelling measures an individual's ability to write letters and words from dictation without a time limit.
  • Math Computation measures an individual's ability to count, identify numbers, solve simple oral math problems, and calculate written math problems with a time limit. Problems are presented in a range of domains, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and advanced operations.
  • Reading Composite score is created by combining the Word Reading and Sentence Comprehension standard scores.