SENT- Sandwell Early Numeracy Test Product Range
Assess pupils' ability with numbers and identify specific numeracy skills requiring targeted teaching
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The assessment explores five strands of basic numeracy skills: identification, oral counting, value, object counting, and language. You can also use it for children with Special Educational Needs, to identify targets for an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP), and to provide information to support decision-making within the SEND Code of Practice.
Group pupils by attainment
Group children with similar levels of attainment to facilitate targeted teaching.
Monitor the impact of teaching interventions on children’s rate of progress, including effective use of the Pupil Premium.
Online marking and reporting
Enter a pupil’s scores for each of the five strands of the test into the SENT-R Online Marking Tool to automatically generate reports, including group and national comparisons.
When would you choose to use SENT?
SENT is designed to identify gaps in a pupil’s basic understanding of number skills which may be leading to difficulty in grasping higher order mathematical subject content as the curriculum progresses. It performs best as a diagnostic assessment to identify where these gaps are and then monitor improvement as interventions are used.
As a one-to-one tool, it would be used when a particular pupil exhibits low attainment in mathematics compared to ability. This could be identified through teacher judgment or if using CAT4 and Progress Test in Maths, when there is a large difference between the mathematical attainment CAT4 suggests is possible for a student compared to their scores in Progress Test in Maths.
What reports does the SENT-R Online Marking Tool generate?
When you enter a child’s score for each of the five strands of SENT-R, the tool generates the following five reports:
- Student listing – this report lists the results for each student [including raw score, standard age score (SAS), stanine, national percentile rank, group rank, and estimated National Curriculumthethe maths level].
- Group demographic comparison – this table shows the raw score, SAS means, and standard deviations for each group of students.
- Comparison of group and national stanine distributions – this bar chart shows the percentage of students that fall within certain ranges of scores.
- Analysis by strands – this bar chart shows which percentage of pupils fall within different National Curriculum maths levels for each strand.
- Analysis by the age-equivalent band – this table shows the percentage of students at each age-equivalent band.