STEM Resources for loan to schools

Assessment Tests for loan to schools

Please contact the centre at 047 74000 or email info@metc.ie if you wish to borrow any of the STEM Resources. 

Bee-Bots are a wonderful digital technologies resource to introduce students to coding and computational thinking. The small robot can remember a sequence of up to 40 commands, directing it to move forwards and backwards in 15 cm increments, and to turn 90 degrees left and right.

With WeDo 2.0, students will explore, create, and share their scientific discoveries as they build, program, and modify projects. As they collaborate, they deeply engage with science, engineering, technology, and coding, sparking a love for experimentation and investigation.

Sphero programmable robots help kids learn fundamental STEM concepts through play-based learning and educational STEAM activities. You can use Sphero robots to play games, create programs, or complete challenges.

15 iPads in a chargeable case

Six Bricks is a concept designed to excite and motivate young children in the classroom to attain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in later life. To help the formation of a young learner’s brain, developmentally appropriate early experiences and relationships are vital.

The simple way to learn about creating circuits and code.

We have 5 boxes each with a variety of games.

 

Pegs to Count Up is a fun, visual and highly tactile set of maths resources which are manipulated by children through hands on concrete experiences. The colourful, multi-sensory resources are eco-friendly and fully inclusive – an invaluable resource to support early mathematics from 3 to 11 years old.

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In order to administer some tests, users must have the requisite qualifications. It is up to individual users to ensure they are appropriately qualified and competent. Monaghan Education Centre bears no responsibility for the use of test materials by unqualified individuals. Please refer to individual test user guidelines or publisher’s website for further information.

Qualification Requirements: The assessment can be conducted  by most people with a minimal understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis

Devised by Dr James Partington and Dr Michael Mueller in 2012, the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is an assessment, skills tracking system, and curriculum guide for the development of essential skills for achieving independence.  The AFLS contains task analyses of many of the skills essential for participation in a wide range of family, school, community and work environments.  There are 6 Assessment Protocols:

Qualification Code CL3

The Bracken Basic Concept Scale – Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3: R) and Bracken

Basic Concept Scale: Expressive (BBCS: E) are developmentally sensitive
measures of children’s basic concept knowledge.

The BIAP is a screening instrument designed to assist teachers in identifying the particular strengths and needs of children in the infants classes of primary schools in Ireland. The BIAP is suitable for administration to pupils from ages 4 to 7 and norms are available at six-monthly intervals between the ages of 4 to 6 against which a pupil’s performance may be compared.

 

The British Picture Vocabulary Scale (2nd Ed) BPVS II is a widely used vocabulary assessment tool for standard English

The Bury Infant Check is designed for use with children in their second term of infant school

 

Includes sections on the National Curriculum, monitoring progress in reading and identifying children in need of special help. This is a restandardized edition of an established series of reading tests for use in junior schools.

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting

The DASH 17+ provides a reliable, age-appropriate measure of handwriting speed for students aged 17-25 years in further and higher education

Oral reading test designed specifically for less able readers from 7 to 16 years

The Diagnostic Spelling Tests provide a series of standardised group or individual spelling tests. Each test is available in parallel forms A and B, which are carefully matched in content, style and difficulty.

The Dyslexia Screening Test now covers primary and secondary school-aged children in two separate assessments. … The DST-J is

designed for early identification of children who are at risk of reading
failure so that they can be given extra support at school.

The DST-S is designed to identify those children who are still experiencing difficulties at secondary school and provides data which can be used in support of requesting extra time concessions in exams

These standarised group tests yield information that will support individual and whole-class teaching, as well as assessments for screening, monitoring and progress tracking.

MaLT assesses all areas of mathematics.

The main purpose of screening is to examine whole age groups in order to identify those children who appear to fall below a specified level of performance in some function.

Designed to measure reading accuracy, comprehension and rate and to provide diagnostic information about children’s reading difficulties.

Qualification Requirements: The NNRIT can be used by any teacher but only in a school context. 

A Series of Oral Verbal Group Tests

 

The NGRT has been developed for use as a short screening or monitoring test for groups of pupils.

An essential toolkit to identify pupils with phonological difficulties.

The SALF Revised Guidelines provide schools and teachers with a structured framework that bridges teacher-led learning and assessment with child-led learning and assessment. 

Enhancing Social Competence with Children and Adolescents

 

See and Learn is an evidence-based, structured teaching programme which teaches speech, language and reading skills in small steps for children with Down syndrome up to 6 years of age. The programme is designed to help educators and parents provide young children with additional support and practice they need to learn language. Further information on See & Learn Kits is available from here

Information on use of the kits in an Irish context is available here from Down syndrome Ireland NESC has Language and Reading bundle, Sentences Kit and First Counting Kit available for loan.

https://www.seeandlearn.org/en-us

https://downsyndrome.ie/what-we-do/see-and-learn/

An Integrated Programme for overcoming reading difficulties

 

The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test – 4th Edition (PPVT-4) is designed to measure the receptive (hearing) vocabulary of English-speaking adults and children. While no specific content areas are described in the manual, the authors declare that the test is designed to cover a broad range of English-language content. The PPVT-4 is promoted as a tool for assessing receptive vocabulary performance for ages 2 years 6 months to 90 (or more) years

A test of narrative speech. Word Finding Vocabulary Test, Bus Story Test & Action Picture Test

Qualification Code: Individuals who have training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), behaviour analysts, speech-language therapists, psychologists and special educators. Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB MAPP)

Qualification Code CL2R

WIAT-III UK-T: (Teachers): Wechsler Individual Achievement

Test for Teachers (3rd UK Edition): Complete Kit

Qualification Code CL2R

 

The WRAT5 is easy to administer screener that provides an accurate way to identify possible learning disabilities, assess and monitor reading, spelling, and maths skills in people aged 5–85+ and helps to identify possible learning disabilities. 

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension: Early Reading and Passage Reading Primary (YARC Primary) includes an early years suite comprising four short tests specifically designed for 4–7 year-olds or older children with reading difficulties.

The WJ IV is the perfect assessment for accurately screening, diagnosing, and monitoring progress in reading, writing, and maths achievement areas. 

Please contact M.E.C. on info@metc.ie or 047 74000 to register your interest for this.