The WORD Test 3–Elementary assesses a student’s ability to recognize and express semantic attributes critical to vocabulary growth and language competency. Current research supports the impact each task on this test has on academic and reading competency. You will understand how your students attach meaning to words and why they might be struggling in the classroom.
The six subtests of The WORD Test 3–Elementary measure skills that correlate with word mastery, reading comprehension, and overall academic success. Test items are from the curriculum, including language arts, social studies, math, health, and science. There are fifteen tasks in each subtest.
1. Associations—choose one semantically-unrelated word from among four and explain the choice about the common category of the other three words.
2. Synonyms—give a one-word synonym for each stimulus word.
3. Semantic Absurdities—identify and repair an absurd statement.
4. Antonyms—give a one-word opposite for each stimulus word.
5. Definitions—state the definition of words that include critical attributes.
6. Flexible Word Use—give multiple meanings for words.