Helping you select the right pupils for your school
Age: Suitable for entry into Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
Sections: The assessments cover three core areas: Numerical, Verbal and Non-verbal ability
Average Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Digital (download)
Price: Click here for costs and sign up
Assessments that enable children to demonstrate their academic potential without the need for excessive preparation
Suitable for 11+, 13+, late transfer, and fair banding
Easy to run computer assessments, with quick turnaround of results
CEM Select computer assessments are designed for selective independent schools, partially-selective state schools, Grammar Schools and schools with fair banding admissions. They enable children to demonstrate their academic potential ensuring a fair school admissions process.
CEM Select Entrance Assessments can help you identify pupils who are likely to be successful in an academic secondary school. They measure verbal, non-verbal and mathematical skills that form the foundations of further learning. The assessments are designed to enable children to demonstrate their academic potential and ability without the need for coaching and excessive preparation. The assessments support developed abilities in reading and maths that rely on genuine understanding rather than learning through repetition.
Every school has their own secure account through which they access the assessment and the feedback reports. The assessments must be downloaded to the local network or computer. Candidate details are not needed in advance as candidates complete their own details at the start of the assessment. We provide step by step guidance to help you set up and run the assessment.
Each child completes the assessment independently, working at a computer and guided by on-screen instructions, meaning it can be carried out with as many candidates as you can cater for in a sitting. Feedback is available to download from the secure website within 72 hours.
CEM Select Entrance Assessments come with 25% extra time versions that have been designed for candidates with special educational needs.
New assessment paradigms are introduced to reduce the predictability of assessment content. Content is developed independently from all other CEM assessments, ensuring that candidates who have used our other systems are not advantaged by familiarity with existing assessments.
We strive to make the selection process fair for all candidates, and our assessments are designed to enable children to demonstrate their academic potential and achievement. In order to maintain the fairness of our assessments we do not provide any commercially available practice materials (including practice or past papers), and we do not endorse any other commercially available resources or tuition services.
All candidates receive standardised familiarisation materials, designed to prevent undue anxiety for candidates sitting the assessments.
There are two versions of CEM Select for independent schools looking for an 11+ or 13+ assessment:
CEM Select Mid-Year Transfer is specifically designed as a late-transfer test for Grammar schools and is suitable for entry into years 8, 9 and 10. Results are age standardised and benchmarked against your existing pupils. Raw scores are reported, including sub-section scores and a total score to enable you to rank your candidates.
Contact us for information about customised computer or paper-based assessments.