The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) - Australian Edition, enables teachers to assess the reading and comprehension skills of children aged 5 to 18 years. It is ideal for following up at an individual level after group testing and provides a wide range of invaluable information.
For readers aged 5 to 7.11 years, YARC Early Reading assesses the alphabetical knowledge that underlies reading, namely:
These tests also measure a student's progress in reading. The tests take about 20 minutes to administer and provide standardised scores, percentile ranks and age-equivalent scores. The YARC Early Years tests may be given as a complete set of all four tests or as individual tests only.
Administered individually by school psychologists, speech pathologists and specialist teachers, the assessment takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is used to:
It comprises two parallel tests of graded passages (A and B) for reading aloud, each of which is accompanied by a set of 8 comprehension questions to test literal and inferential comprehension skills. It has been developed to assess the accuracy, rate and comprehension of oral reading skills in primary school children, covering the age range 5.06 to 12.08 years.
The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) Passage Reading Secondary - Australian Edition comprises two sets of prose passages, both fiction and non-fiction, for students aged 12-18 that enables the assessment of a student's reading comprehension and fluency in a systematic way across the secondary school years.
Administered individually by teachers, school psychologists and speech pathologists, the assessment takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is used to:
Free online scoring and reporting is available. To assist assessors with the conversion of scores, a free Online Score Conversion Tool is available:
Once student information and raw scores have been added, score conversion is immediate and a short summary report is produced.
Manual scoring and reporting is completed using the tables in the Manual.
The YARC: Australia Primary Complete Set includes the Early Reading Test Material, Early Reading Manual, 10 Early Reading Record Forms, Passage Reading Test Material, Passage Reading manual, and 10 Passage Reading Record Forms.
The YARC: Australia Primary Passage Reading Set includes the Passage Reading Test Material, Passage Reading manual, and 10 Passage Reading Record Forms.
The YARC: Australia Secondary Passage Reading Set includes the Passage Reading Test Material, Passage Reading Manual and 10 Passage Reading Record Form
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