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Attainment Testing

Attainment testing is generally used for Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) application when applying to colleges and third level education. This assessment tests literacy and numeracy only.


As part of the DARE application, you will already have a cognitive assessment, but up to date literacy and numeracy scores will be required to show current impact. During this assessment we will test a number of qualifying factors.

 

Attainments in Literacy: A score at or below the 10th percentile can be presented in any TWO of the following literacy areas to meet DARE criteria:

  • Reading accuracy

  • Single word reading

  • Reading comprehension

  • Phonological skills/ Pseudoword Decoding

  • Reading speed/ fluency

  • Spelling

  • Writing speed

Attainments in Numeracy: A score at or below the 10th percentile can be presented in any TWO of the following numeracy areas to meet DARE criteria:

  • Mathematical reasoning and problem solving

  • Mathematical computation

  • Mathematical fluency

The required DARE Attainment Summary Sheet will be completed and given to you on the assessment date if criteria is met.

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