Online Ordering is available again. However, there will be a short fulfilment delay for products from now through to mid-October. We apologise for the inconvenience. Learn more

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3)

Alan S. Kaufman, Nadeen L. Kaufman

Individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment of key academic skills

Choose from our products


Starter & complete kits, print & digital
0 options
View products

Test Forms & Reports

Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions
0 options
View products

Support Materials

Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials
0 options
View products


0 options
View products

All Products

View all tests & materials
0 options
View products
Swipe for more
Technical Information
Product Resources

Age range:

Qualification level: B

Year: 2014

Administration time: 15 to 80 minutes

Administration type:

Empower all your students to succeed and receive a deeper understanding of achievement gaps with the new KTEA-3. This comprehensive assessment of key academic skills maintains all the important features of the KTEA-II and offers a wealth of exciting updates for targeted interventions.


Technical Information

Users & Applications

Special education teachers, school psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and other professionals use this tool to help:

  • Evaluate academic skills in reading, math, written language, and oral language
  • Measure progress or response to intervention and adjust instruction based on performance
  • Identify learning disabilities on a core level

Content & Administration


  • Phonological Processing (PP)
  • Math Concepts & Applications (MCA)
  • Letter & Word Recognition (LWR)
  • Math Computation (MC)
  • Nonsense Word Decoding (NWD)
  • Writing Fluency (WF)
  • Silent Reading Fluency (SRF)
  • Math Fluency (MF)
  • Reading Comprehension (RC)
  • Written Expression (WE)
  • Associational Fluency (AF)
  • Spelling (SP)
  • Object Naming Facility (ONF)
  • Reading Vocabulary (RV)
  • Letter Naming Facility (LNF)
  • Listening Comprehension (LC)
  • Word Recognition Fluency (WRF)
  • Oral Expression (OE)
  • Decoding Fluency (DF)

Composite Structure

Features & Benefits

  • New norms for ages 4:0 through 25:11 and for grades pre-K through 12
  • Mapping to Common Core Standards to assist with compliancy issues
  • Behavioural checklist to look at how the child responds during testing
  • Lower age range to age 4 and preschool norms to identify issues earlier
  • Scoring and reporting on Q-global™—Pearson’s new web-based platform that is secure, affordable, and efficient
  • Intervention suggestions for parents and teachers to expand the effectiveness of your evaluation
  • Easy to administer, score, and interpret
  • Coverage of all IDEA and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Novel tasks to motivate low-functioning students
  • Alternate forms and Growth Scale Value (GSV) to easily measure progress
  • Enhanced error analysis procedures for more precise intervention

Psychometric Information

  • All new normative data collected from July 2011 through July 2013
  • Age-norm sample includes 3,000 individuals aged 4:0–25:11
  • Grade norms are based on 2,600 students in Grades PreK–12

Scoring & Reporting

Two options for scoring and reporting the KTEA-3 are now available on Q-global.

The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer the KTEA-3 only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

The second option is to select an “unlimited use” subscription, where one user of the KTEA-3 gets unlimited scoring and reporting for one year, three years, or five years. This may be a better option for customers who administer the KTEA-3 several times each year—and don’t want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

Q-global reports provide:

  • A summary of student performance by composite or subtest
  • Comparisons of skill areas or subtests for easy interpretation of results
  • Achievement/ability comparisons
  • Error analysis norms for all standard subtests
  • Best practice suggestions for designing IEP goals that match the students’ score information with intervention strategies
  • Lists of math problems or reading or spelling words similar to those that were difficult for the student