The Single Word Reading Test (SWRT) provides a measure of a child's word reading skills and will contribute to an assessment of reading achievement, as well as informing teaching and learning strategies.
Individually administered SWRT contains six graded sets of ten words of increased difficulty. Parallel forms allow repeat testing and vast amount of diagnostic information can be obtained in the form of sight vocabulary analysis and error analysis. It is ideal as a quick screening test for checking progress at regular intervals and as part of the qualifying criteria for Access Arrangements.
Graeme Chisholm, Principal, and Matthew Dagan, Deputy Principal, Assessment, at Riverside Primary School in Prague, explain how the school put data triangulation at the heart of their new management structure and why this led on to the development of their own web-based application to share data.
Diyar International Private School, Fujairah, is an American curriculum school in the UAE. CAT4 data is triangulated with Measuring Academic Progress (MAP) data and internal assessments to gain a deeper insight into student performance by comparing ability and attainment.