Test identification

Name of test CEM Middle Years Information System (MidYIS)
Subjects Literacy, Maths
Summary MidYIS is a computer-adaptive assessment of vocabulary, mathematics, non-verbal and skills for pupils aged 11 to 14, that provides information to help you identify pupils' strengths and weaknesses

Assessment screening

Subscales Vocabulary- word fluency and understanding. Mathematics - logical thinking, manipulating numbers and numerical concepts. Non-verbal ability - recognising shapes, matching patterns, applying spatial awareness and visual intuition. Skills - proofreading, perceptual speed and accuracy
Authors Cambridge Assessment
Publisher Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM)
Test source https://www.cem.org/midyis
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 11-14 Years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS3
UK standardisation sample Yes
Publication date Ongoing
Re-norming date n/a


Validity measures available? No
Reliability measures available? No
Reason for exclusion from shortlist shortlisted but insufficient information available to evaluate

Evaluation and Appraisal

Response format

Assessor requirements

Is administration scripted? No


Construct Validity

Does it adequately measure literacy, mathematics or science?

Criterion Validity

Does test performance adequately correlate with later, current or past performance?


Is test performance reliable?

Is the norm-derived population appropriate and free from bias?

Is population appropriate and free from bias? No