Since 1999 CEM has developed assessments with the aim of creating a fair selection process and have achieved this by drawing from research identifying the best predictors of later achievement.
The tests measure verbal, numerical and non-verbal skills and are available as paper and computer-based services to schools, trusts and authorities, for children predominantly of ages 10 to 11 years.
CEM strives to make the selection process fair for all candidates with assessments designed to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation. In order to maintain the fairness of the tests, CEM does not provide any commercially available practice materials, nor recommend any other commercially available materials.
|CEM Select Challenge||CEM Select Evaluate||CEM Mid-Year Transfer (MYT)|
(Grammar Schools only)
|CEM bespoke E.A.*|
|Price range||£495+pupil cost**||£495+pupil cost**||From £2500p.a.**||Variable**|
|Suitable for entry into Years 7, 8, 9 (age 11-14yrs)|
|Annually refreshed content|
|Standardised age norms|
|Literacy, numeracy, verbal and non-verbal sections|
|Average time to complete under 1hr|
|+25% time for SEN pupils|
|Unique content tailored to school’s requirements|
|Raw scores, sub section scores, and total scores|
*CEM bespoke Entrance Assessments offer a range of feedback and can be provided in electronic or paper formats. Services offered vary according to individual contracts.