What does InCAS assess?
InCAS assesses maths, literacy, developed ability and attitudes through a computer-delivered assessment which requires minimal teacher intervention during administration. It has a modular design so you can choose which parts of the assessment are appropriate for your circumstances. It includes the following:
- Word Recognition
- Word Decoding
- General Mathematics
- Mental Arithmetic
- Picture Vocabulary
- Non-verbal Ability
What is assessed and how?
This includes high and medium frequency words, and other age-appropriate words. The child hears the word, which is then included in a sentence that puts it into context where appropriate. The child selects one word from a choice of five.
This includes nonsense and unfamiliar words. The child hears the word and selects the correct answer from a choice of 5.
The child reads through the passage and, when given a choice of three words, selects the word that fits into the sentence most appropriately.
* Taken together, these measures of reading highlight strengths and areas for development
The child hears a word, which is included in a sentence that puts it into context. The
child uses the on-screen keyboard to select the correct letters for the target word.
InCAS assesses general maths (a curriculum-based assessment). Four sub-scales are reported if a pupil has answered sufficient quentions:
- Number 1: informally presented problems, verbally presented problems, counting and place value
- Number 2: formally presented problems and algebra
- Measures, Shape and Space
- Handling Data
Assess the pupil’s ability to process numerical operations quickly and accurately.
The child hears a word and selects the picture that best represents that word.
The child clicks on the pattern on the left side of the screen and then finds the corresponding pattern on the right side.
Attitudes to mathematics, reading and school are assessed. The child hears a statement, e.g. ‘Work in maths is easy for me’, and then selects a point on the scale that represents how they feel about the statement.