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Diagnostic Reading Analysis

Diagnostic Reading Analysis


Accurately assess your less able readers with a brand-new one-to-one standardised test.


Diagnostic Reading Analysis (DRA) is an oral, one-to-one standardised test to accurately assess your less able readers.

The brand-new edition of DRA was fully re-standardised in 2019, and trialled with over 1,000 pupils across the country. All of the texts in this edition support the 2014 National Curriculum, and four new upper-level reading passages have been added to extend the test ceiling.

What factors does DRA assess?

  • Reading accuracy
  • Reading speed
  • Reading comprehension
  • Comprehension processing speed
  • Single word reading accuracy
  • Reading age
  • Comprehension age
  • Single word reading age

What do schools use DRA for?

  • To provide standardised measures of a pupil's reading ability.
  • To measure progress by re-testing with the parallel forms following an intervention programme.
  • To help create a pen portrait for pupils who may need special arrangements, such as additional time in National Tests.


Download sample pages including step-by-step guide to using DRA, full size sample pages and example reading extracts.

Please be advised that orders of Diagnostic Reading Analysis are restricted to schools/institutions only. Please supply an institutional address when you place your order as we are unable to fulfil orders with a private address.


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