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American National Adult Reading Test (AmNART)
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Short Description of Instrument
The AMNART is the American version of the National Adult Reading Test (Grober et al., 1991) and was developed to characterize level of general cognitive function and provide a frame of reference from which to interpret other tests if any are administered.
Time Estimate: 5 minutes.
Primary Dependent Measure: Regression-based IQ Estimate.
Comments/Special Instructions
This is an oral reading test containing words with atypical grapheme to phoneme associations, making it difficult to pronounce words phonetically. AMNART is selected over other similar measures (i.e., WRAT Reading, WTAR) since it is in the public domain.
Key Reference:
Grober E, Sliwinski M. Development and validation of a model for estimating premorbid verbal intelligence in the elderly. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1991 Nov;13(6):933-49.
Additional References:
McGurn B, Starr JM, Topfer JA, Pattie A, Whiteman MC, Lemmon HA, Whalley LJ, Deary IJ. Pronunciation of irregular words is preserved in dementia, validating premorbid IQ estimation. Neurology. 2004 Apr 13;62(7):1184-6.
Nelson HE. The National Adult Reading Test (NART): test manual. Windsor: NFER-Nelson, 1982.
Strauss E, Sherman EMS, Spreen O. A compendium of neuropsychological tests: administration, norms, and commentary, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 189-200.
Document last updated March 2024