About the Measure

Domains Omnibus
Subscales Total score
Target Construct Literacy; Numeracy
Description It offers a principled approach to on-entry assessment. It does not include any predetermined tasks or tests and will not disrupt settling in routines. Instead, as part of their everyday practice, practitioners build their knowledge of each child through their observations, interactions and every day activities. They use this professional knowledge to make a series of judgements about each child based on a clear set of assessment criteria.
Test Authors Early Excellence
Publisher Early Excellence: Center for Inspirational Learning (2018)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required None
Scoring Practitioners make judgements against clear statements
Time 9 to 12 minutes per child
Age 4 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample 1000
Reliability Pilot study identified four statements which were problematic. Majority assessed accurately and consistently
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Construct validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Concurrent validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate