Exact is the literacy test that makes it easy to screen all your pupils to identify who may be entitled to extra exam access arrangements, enabling you to support pupils’ learning needs from the outset.

We all strive to ensure that every pupil achieves exam results that reflect their potential, but with large cohorts of pupils to manage and a complex process for applying for exam access arrangements, some pupils may slip through the net. Exact makes a genuine difference, by allowing you to screen all pupils easily, and providing simple reports that flag instantly which children could qualify for help. This means that if you bring in an external assessor, you already know which pupils they need to assess, and have independent evidence to bring to that process, which is especially helpful in conversations with parents.

How can Exact make a difference to you?

Quick Questions

What does Exact do?

Assesses literacy levels to identify which pupils could qualify for extra help if they’re to achieve the exam grades that reflect their true capability.

Why use Exact?

It’s a huge time-saver, helping to identify pupils who should be further tested by a specialist assessor.

What does Exact tell you?

How each individual student compares to a representative sample on word recognition, spelling, reading comprehension and dictation (typing and handwriting speeds), clearly signalling areas of weakness likely to compromise exam performance.

How do I use Exact?

This short digital assessment takes just 30-40 minutes and delivers results instantly. There are two forms, A and B, so the assessment can be repeated by a specialist assessor for evidence in Section C of JCQ form 8.

Simple-to-read individual reports per pupil, and a group Excel report, highlight who may be entitled to exam access arrangements. Results can be exported into Excel for future reference

Who uses Exact?

Exact is designed for students aged 11–24 years and is used by SENCOs, educational psychologists, teachers, exams officers.

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