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.
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 includes:
- Test book
- Student Response Booklets x 10
- Scoring Booklets x 10
- Additional stimulus material
The pack also includes a one year licence for the Online Marking Tool. Here, you can enter the score obtained by the pupil for each of the five strands of the test and the tool will generate reports including:
- Student Listing – this report lists the results for each students (including Raw Score, Group Rank and estimated National Curriculum Maths level).
- Analysis by Strands – the bar chart shows which percentage of pupils fall within different National Curriculum Maths levels for each strand.
- Analysis by Age Equivalent Band – this table shows the percentage of students by age equivalent bands.
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.
SENT KS2-3 – published 2013