To match the needs of this older age range, materials have been revised to make them more appropriate for older pupils and the test extended to cover attainment from National Curriculum Level P6 up to Level 3A. The five number strands assessed remain the same: Identification of numbers, Oral counting, Value/computation, Object counting and Language.
SENT KS2–KS3 is ideal for screening, monitoring and tracking progress, as well as for individual diagnostic profiling and measuring the effectiveness of intervention programmes.
The Sandwell Early Numeracy Test KS2-KS3 includes:
- Test book
- Student Response Booklets x 10
- Scoring Booklets x 10
- Additional stimulus material
This assessment tool is used with individual pupils by a teacher or teaching assistant under supervision.
The test can be used to identify skills and knowledge in pupils and the results can be expressed as either National Curriculum levels or Age Equivalents within the range of 8 to 14 years. It is used extensively for children on the SEN code of practice to diagnose underlying difficulties in numeracy, plan individual programmes and monitor progress.
The Sandwell Early Numeracy Test KS2-KS3 has been devised through collaboration of Special Educational Needs Advisory Teachers and Educational Psychologists, working for Sandwell LA Inclusion Support Service. Extensively researched, its development was triggered in response to increasing use of the Sandwell Early Numeracy Test-Revised (SENT-R) with upper Key Stage 2 pupils and by secondary schools. A valuable contribution to the SENT (R) test was made through collaboration with Every Child Can Count (E.C.C.C.) at Edgehill University, and the Every Child a Chance Trust.