At Young Education Services, we offer educational Assessments in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning for 5 to 16-year olds. This is a comprehensive series of tests, followed up by a telephone consultation with parent(s).
All pupils who plan to join Young Education Services are required to sit a National Educational Assessment. The assessment is a very useful starting point for parents who are considering putting their child through the tuition process and highlight pupils existing strengths and weaknesses. It also lays the foundation for a tutorial plan that’s exactly right for your child.
The assessment also stands alone as a valid and honest opinion of the child’s present educational ability and future potential attainment and can be used to inform parents, educators and the pupils themselves. Our assessments are open to anyone, regardless of whether you decide to embark on lessons with us.
The whole assessment process normally takes between 2 ½ – 3 hours from the time the child arrives.
Young 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.