What is CoPS?
CoPS (Cognitive Profiling System) is a psychometric assessment system designed to identify students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses. It is standardised for ages 4 – 7 years, and each subtest is delivered in the form of a game designed to be stimulating, enjoyable and non-threatening for students. CoPS can pinpoint specific areas of need and is usually taken by students who have a high probability of dyslexia.
CoPS comprises 9 short tests which cover working memory, phonological awareness, phonological processing, auditory discrimination and colour discrimination. Results are shown using graphical profiles and individual response records.
Why use CoPS?
- Based on the outcome of comprehensive research at the University of Hull.
- Widely used by schools both in the UK and internationally.
- Screen students early and identify those that may encounter difficulties in learning basic skills who may otherwise go undetected.
- Personalised teaching and learning activities can be developed by looking at the results.
Results are generated as graphical profiles and individual response records that can be compared with percentiles, standard scores and age equivalent scores. The comprehensive teacher’s manual (available in the Downloads section) explains how to interpret results and suggests teaching strategies that can be tailored to suit the needs of each child.
Results can assist in the diagnosis of dyslexia (or special learning difficulty), differentiation of educational provision for children with learning difficulties and the creation of individualised teaching and learning activities for all students in the age range.
Features of CoPS
- 45-60 minutes to complete
- Fully digitised - taken on GL Ready online platform
- Mostly adaptive (adjusts to the ability level of the student)
- Can be taken on PC or tablet
- Suitable for 4-7 years
- Identify dyslexia and other learning needs
- Identify potential and pinpoint underachievement
- Personalise learning
- 9 short subtests
- Use as a follow-up assessment to Rapid, with automatic integration of results from the earlier assessment