Use of Dyscalculia Screener

Dyscalculia Screener has been standardised with ages 6 to 14 and, as such, will provide most accurate evidence within that age range. However, its focus is primarily on the profile of scores and so it may also prove useful as an initial exploratory assessment of low-attaining pupils at older ages.

The assessment can be used at any point during the school year. It may be preferable initially to select vulnerable groups (individuals already designated as having ‘special needs’) or those pupils you or your colleagues may have concerns about in terms of their progress in numeracy.

It is also appropriate for screening an entire class or year group for early identification of any problems which may later arise. Use of the Screener may be adapted to suit the requirements of any school, college or organisation.

It must be emphasised that the Dyscalculia Screener screens for dyscalculic tendencies that may need further investigation. It does not claim to determine whether a user is dyscalculic or not.

The overall assessment should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete depending on the age and ability of the pupil being tested.