Access Reading Test (ART): Form A by Colin McCarty, Mary Crumpler


Access Reading Test (ART): Form A by Colin McCarty, Mary Crumpler

The Access Reading Test is purpose-designed for wide-range assessment from age 7 to 20+ years, and pinpoints strengths and weaknesses in four key reading skill areas: Literal comprehension, Vocabulary, Comprehension requiring inference or prediction and opinions and Comprehension requiring analysis. - Provides reliable retesting and progress monitoring over time with two parallel test forms A and B -each contain 60 questions based on carefully matched reading experiences - The test can be given to groups or individuals: it takes just 30 minutes to administer, and is quick and easy to score - The gradually increasing difficulty allows students to meet a variety of graded texts (fiction and non-fiction) and styles - Valid across a wide age and ability range - level of demand ranges from reading strategies, vocabulary and literacy skills appropriate to Key Stages 2 and 3, to the vocabulary and grammatical structures associated with GCSE - The optional Scorer/Profiler CD-ROM enables instant, accurate age and score calculations and detailed group performance listings The Access Reading Test gives standardised scores, reading ages and percentiles, together with information about the average scores for each year group in each skill area. The manual also describes how to use the test to help establish if a student may be eligible for extra time in national tests or examinations.

About the Author

Colin McCarty is a former teacher, with extensive test-development experience, including National Tests and a wide range of diagnostic tests for Hodder.

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16 pages


Colin McCarty, Mary Crumpler
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Publication date

30th June 2006



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