Sandwell Early Numeracy Test – Key Stages 2-3
Contained within the Sandwell Early Numeracy Test KS2-KS3 are the following items:
- 1 Handbook
- 10 x Pupil Response Booklets
- 1x Test Book
- 10 x Scoring Booklets
- Additional Stimulus Items
This assessment tool is used with individual pupils by a teacher or teaching assistant under supervision. It covers the traditional five elements of:
The materials are suitable for pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3.
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 7 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. It has been extensively researched and the previous version was the standard test for the DfE’s Every Child Counts strategy.
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. It is based on the Sandwell Early Numeracy Test (Revised) which has been amended and revised following extensive use in schools throughout the country.
A valuable contribution to the SENT (R) test kit has been made through collaboration with Every Child Can Count (E.C.C.C.) at Edgehill University, and the Every Child a Chance Trust.
The test covers attainments from the National Curriculum Level P6 to Level 3, and is appropriate for students from nine to sixteen years of age whose performance in numeracy is well below average for their age group.
The test is designed to be administered on an individual basis.
It provides diagnostic information which can be used to inform teaching.