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Assessing Numeracy

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by twelvty.weasels, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. twelvty.weasels

    twelvty.weasels New commenter

    Hi all,
    I've just become the numeracy coordinator in my school (SEN Primary in Scotland) and am wondering what other schools are doing to assess/track numeracy?
    Mainstream assessments are too much for our pupils.
    Any advice, you lovely people?!
  2. mrmatt73

    mrmatt73 Occasional commenter

    Sandwell Early Numeracy Test KS2 - KS3 may be what you're looking for. It covers P-Scales upwards.
  3. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    There is also a Sandwell KS1 Numeracy Test.
  4. dzil

    dzil Occasional commenter

    Have you looked at Les Staves' work? or Pete Imray? They are both gurus of the special world. Les Staves has some interesting stuff on his web pages that might be a good starting point.
    Boogum likes this.
  5. ChrisJButler

    ChrisJButler New commenter

    we use MaLT tests (Mathematics Assessment for Teaching and Learning) from Hodder. Bit dated now, but cover a very wide range with different tests based on where they are individually.
  6. carriecat10

    carriecat10 Established commenter Community helper

    I would agree with @mrmatt73 and @Wotton with recommending the Sandwell tests. As well as generating a standardised score and number age they can also be used more diagnostically to identify key gaps and misconceptions.

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