Understanding your NGRT Data

The Group Report for Teachers provides an easy to understand overview of reading attainment in a selected group or cohort. Your Standard Age Score (SAS) and reading age data will help you to understand starting points, helping you plan your curriculum. Group rank will help you quickly and easily identify those most in need of additional support and is best accessed in the Excel Report.

For NGRT digital, all students start with Sentence Completion, which provides insight into vocabulary gaps. Depending on performance, students will then continue onto either the Passage Comprehension or Phonics sections.

For students who complete the Passage Comprehension section, the Sentence Completion and Passage Comprehension stanines will help you to understand your students’ strengths and weaknesses. Stanines are closely linked to SAS and place students’ scores on a scale of 1 (low) to 9 (high) offering a broad overview of performance. Discrepancies of 2 or more stanines are highlighted in the Group Report for Teachers, as these students would benefit from further investigation – please see our reading diagnostic pathway for more information. You can also explore an analysis of Passage Comprehension responses by question type best accessed through the Individual Student Report for Teachers, which will help pinpoint where difficulties lie.

For students who completed the Phonics section, you may wish to consider students’ scores to help identify next steps, best accessed through the Individual Student Report for Teachers.

When completed termly, the NGRT Progress Report provides a summary of the progress made over time. Progress categories highlight those who have made higher or lower than expected progress in comparison to previous test scores, making it even quicker and easier to identify successes and those in need of further support or intervention. Please note - it is always best to use SAS for measuring progress or monitoring trends - please see our NGRT Technical Information for more information.

We strongly recommend speaking to our Assessment Insights team who are here to help you analyse and interpret your results so you can make the best use of your data to inform in-school actions. Contact them at [email protected].