Knowledgebase: InCAS
INCAS:Is there an age beyond which pupils cannot score?
Posted by Chris Jellis on 16 June 2011 02:16 PM

Children tend to have little or no reading skills before they begin their formal education.

It would therefore seem meaningless to talk about reading ages lower than say four years.

The very highest reading age thus far awarded by InCAS is 17.63 years, way beyond the age of the oldest child actually assessed.

It is probably better to think of a child with such a score, not as reading like a typical seventeen-year-old, but simply as having a very good reading score for their age.

Some pupils’ age equivalent scores fall below the minimum or above the maximum.

In these instances, the difference between the chronological age and age equivalent score is denoted by < (less than) if the age equivalent score is below the minimum or > (greater than) if above the maximum.

  • The minimum score for maths is 3 years and the maximum is 16 years.
  • The minimum score for reading is 4 and the maximum is 16 years.

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