Pupils with special assessment needs
No pupil should be automatically excluded from taking VR Digital since it is designed to measure pupils’ reasoning ability. However, pupils with reading difficulties, or those who are not fully fluent in the English language, will obviously be at a disadvantage in any verbal reasoning test. Such pupils would be expected to get low scores in Verbal Reasoning. Therefore, the test should be used with discretion and any standardised score for such pupils considered with great caution. In this case, using GL Assessment parallel Non-Verbal Reasoning tests, which do not require any reading skills, may give a much more accurate indication of a pupil’s underlying reasoning ability.