Why is the Sherwood Test Series better?
Sherwood tests are based on sound psychometric principles and have been developed by Chartered Psychologists working with specialists in education and training. Comparative norm-based reports quickly enable you to see how a learner is performing against nationally recognised levels and against others on the same course. With a single mouse click you can compare a learner, or group of learners, against a higher or lower ability level without the need to retest. All tests in the series are forward-looking in that they predict how well a learner will cope with the requirements of a course, training programme or job.
The Sherwood Ability Screen (SAS) — Literacy & Numeracy
Our most popular test, the SAS, assesses core Literacy and Numeracy skills in around 15 minutes. It is mapped to the latest DfE and Ofqual criteria for both functional and key skills across all levels. It is used within FE, HE and by training providers and larger employers prior to entry or soon after. Tell me more >>
Literacy covers the ability to:
- Speak, listen and respond
- Read and comprehend
- Write to communicate
Numeracy covers the ability to:
- Interpret numbers
- Calculate with numbers
- Communicate with numbers
The Sherwood Technology Aptitude Test (STAT) — ICT
The STAT assesses a combination of skills, abilities and aptitudes related to ICT. Tell me more >>
The STAT assesses:
- Practical and theoretical ICT knowledge
- Ability to use common applications
- Potential, or cognitive ability, to acquire the skills to use ICT effectively
- Mouse and keyboard control
Other tests available in the series include:
All tests are delivered, scored and interpreted by our own specialised software and are fully networkable. Results are available instantly and securely from anywhere within your organisation!
Tests in the series can be used together or individually, on entry or shortly after, to predict course success. Our tests are forward-looking in that they predict how well a learner will cope with the requirements of a course, training programme or job.
What’s more our software seamlessly integrates with your MIS and ILR systems with features for both importing and exporting data. If learners aren’t in your systems you can make use of kiosk mode where learners register themselves and then take a self-paced test.
Based on feedback from professionals in your field our tests have been designed to save valuable staff time. Reports are kept short and to the point using simple performance charts. Let our reports engine can take the strain by writing a text-based interpretative report for you. Reports now also determine the exact level a learner is performing.
Many organisations use our tests for recruitment and initial assessment and as base for directing support and claiming appropriate funding. For an overview of how our tests could work in your institution read about real life success stories from satisfied clients around the UK.
With prices starting at £495+VAT for a site licence they offer a cost-effective solution for learning providers of all sizes. Tell me more >>