About the Measure

Domains Literacy
Subscales Not examined
Target Construct Oral language: Vocabulary. Literacy: Rapid naming, Bead threading, Phonological discrimination, Postural stability, Rhyme/Alliteration, Forwards digit span, Digit naming, Letter naming, Sound order, Shape copying. EXCLUDED
Description Contains screening tests of attainment and ability. These determine whether a young child is experiencing difficulty in areas known to be affected in dyslexia:
Test Authors Nicolson, R. & Fawcett, A.
Publisher Pearson (2004 (addition of 2 subtests))
Psychometry Not evaluated as too narrow focus
Implementation Not evaluated as too narrow focus

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Does not require an individual to have advanced training in assessment and interpretation. Qualified teachers could give it
Scoring Not examined
Time 30 minutes
Age 4 years and 6 months to 6 years and 5 months

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Both
Standardisation sample Over 1000
Reliability Test-retest: all above 0.6; inter rater: 0.98
Criterion validity No similar tests to use for comparison
Construct validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Concurrent validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate