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Skills Measured by the WIAT II Word Reading Subtest  and the WJ III Letter Word Identification Test

 

 

WIAT

WJ III

Approximate Grade Level

Skill

Items

Items

PreK-1

Matching alphabet letters

1-3

1

 

Identifying alphabet letters

4-29

2-9, 11-14

 

Identifying rhyming words

30-33

 *

1-2

Identifying beginning sounds

34-36

 *

 

Identifying ending sounds

37-38

 *

 

Blending phonemes into words

39-41

 *

 

Matching sound to symbol

42-47

 *

3+

Recognizing words

48-131

10, 15-76

* Note:  Despite the fact that the WJ III appears to have no comparable WIAT II  phonemic identification items, the WJ III has at least 3 phonemic awareness test on the cognitive and achievement portions of the test.