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Educational Assessments

IMG_6413.jpgYoung Education Services currently uses the following materials for assessment:

  • GL Assessment (NFER) Non-Verbal Reasoning 5-14 Series
  • GL Assessment (NFER) Verbal Reasoning 5-14 Series
  • GL Assessment (NFER) Progress in English 5-14 Series
  • GL Assessment (NFER) Progress in Maths 5-14 Series
  • York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Passage Reading
  • York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Early Reading
  • York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Passage Reading Secondary

GL Assessment (NFER) Non-Verbal Reasoning 5-14 Series

Non – Verbal Reasoning is a test of the ability to recognize similarities, analogies and patterns in unfamiliar designs. These reasoning processes are widely accepted as being fundamental to understanding and assimilating new information and ideas. They enable pupils to make sense of new information and relate it to what they already know. Such processes are used whenever and wherever pupils learn, for example recognizing similarities between words when learning to read and spell, identifying number patterns or even seeing an analogy between instructions for building a model and recipes for baking. As a consequence, scores on this test will give an indication of how easily pupils will acquire new concepts and master new material in a wide range of school subjects, based on their current levels of functioning. Using designs rather than words allows reasoning processes to be assessed independently of language skills.

 

GL Assessment (NFER) Verbal Reasoning 5-14 Series

Verbal Reasoning tests yield useful information about a pupil’s ability. They assess a pupil’s ability to understand and assimilate new and possibly unfamiliar information. This is very important, as it will influence profoundly a pupil’s future intellectual development. A verbal reasoning test can indicate the likely ease with which a pupil will be able to acquire new concepts and understand new ideas across a range of school subjects.

 

GL Assessment (NFER) Progress in English 5-14 Series

This test covers the spelling, grammar and reading comprehension of both narrative and non-narrative text.

 

GL Assessment (NFER) Progress in Maths 5-14 Series

This test has been designed primarily to provide an assessment of overall mathematics attainment. The test contained questions selected to assess as broad a curriculum as possible. As well as questions which sampled a range of topics such as numbers, measures, shape and pictorial representation, there were questions which required demonstrations of the ability to operate at different levels involving varying concepts and skills.

 

York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Passage Reading and York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Early Reading

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension: Early Reading and Passage Reading Primary (YARC Primary) enables teachers, SENCOs and learning support teachers to assess their pupils’ reading from the foundations of phonics to continuous prose reading achieved at the end of primary. It is ideal for following up at an individual level after group testing and, although the two tests take only about 20 minutes, a remarkable amount of invaluable diagnostic information can be gathered, covering a wide range of reading skills.

YARC Primary can also be used for assessing for Access Arrangements at Key Stage 2, providing two key measures for this purpose – reading accuracy and reading rate. The fully standardised assessment is split into two tests; early reading and passage reading, which can be purchased individually or as part of the Complete Set.

 

York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension – Passage Reading Secondary

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) Passage Reading Secondary comprises a series of prose passages – both fiction and non-fiction – that enables the assessment of a student’s reading comprehension and fluency in a systematic way across the secondary school years.