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A SENDCO's thoughts on Access Reading Tests 

Chenderit School is a secondary school based in Middleton, Oxfordshire. Debbie Coleman works with circa 214 SEND students and uses Access Reading Tests (ART) to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as for baselining. Here's what Debbie has to say about ART:

"Access Reading Tests (ART) is easy to use, easy to administer, and very flexible as it allows us to assess whole classes, individuals and/or small groups of students. It has been particularly effective in helping to identify strengths and weaknesses in specific areas of reading, and provides valuable data showing progress, ensuring that students are getting the support they need from us year after year.

In addition to this, the layout, design and visual prompts in ART are engaging, and encourage students to complete the paper. 

I would recommend ART to other schools looking for an accurate and reliable reading assessment."

Based on an interview in February 2020 with Debbie Coleman, SENDCO, Chenderit School. 


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