Evaluating Skills with Psychometric Tests

Evaluating a student’s current academic capabilities will not only help to create a tailored preparation programme, but also determine whether they are eligible for exam access arrangements. I’m Gina, an experienced SENCo and the owner of Ready Steady Exam. I conduct a selection of academic and psychometric tests with students to analyse their strengths and weaknesses. Some Psychometric Tests Used:-

Specialist Assessor for Exam Access Arrangements

Covid secure face to face or online via zoom or microsoft teams

Wide Range Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WRAT-4)

The WRAT4 is an academic skills assessment which measures reading skills, math skills, spelling, and comprehension. The WRAT4 serves as an excellent initial academic achievement evaluation, revaluation, or progress measure for any student.

Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing - Second Edition (CTOPP-2)

CTOPP-2 is used to assess phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid naming. This is in order to identify individuals who need help in developing phonological skills.

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)

Assessing handwriting speed is ideal for providing evidence for access arrangements for key stage 2 national curriculum tests and for general qualifications.


The WIAT-III-T is a psychometrically sound assessment of the fundamental skills in Reading Comprehension, Word Reading, Oral Reading Fluency and Spelling. This test is an individually administered clinical instrument designed to measure aspects of achievement from ages 4 years 0 months to 25 years and 11 months.


The BPVS assesses receptive vocabulary - for ages 3-16 years- identifying delays in vocabulary development. It is designed to be used for non-readers, those with expressive language impairments, autism and those with English as an Additional Language.

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