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Mathematics

These pages detail assessments that can be used to assess and monitor deaf children’s mathematical skills. These assessments and information should be used alongside Key principles and effective practice.

The role of language in the development of mathematical skills is often underrated and, for deaf children, it is vital to develop the language of early mathematical knowledge and skills in the early years. Mathematical assessments should not only cover skills with number concepts and manipulation, but also the understanding of mathematical concepts. The mathematical assessments used in school attainment tests will be used with deaf children too, but some other assessments may help to highlight areas of specific difficulty.

Use the links below to find out about the different assessments.

Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, Third Edition (Boehm-3)

Age range? 5-7 years
Who can use it? Any relevant professional

Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, Third Edition (Boehm-3) Preschool

Age range? 3-5 years, 11 months
Who can use it? Any relevant professional

KeyMaths3 UK

Age range? 6-16 years, 11 months
Who can use it? Teachers of the Deaf or speech and language therapists with a specialism in Special Educational Needs, specific learning difficulties or another relevant field. Must hold a postgraduate diploma or Master's degree.

New Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA)

Age range? 5-11, older age version in development.
Who can use it? Mainly for teachers using the EnglishMaths curriculum but used by teachers in other UK nations as well. Scottish version under development.

Access Maths Tests (AMT)

Age range? 11-16 years
Who can use it? Teachers. Linked to the English curriculum.

Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-5)

Age range? 5-adult
Who can use it? Teachers of the Deaf, speech and language therapists and psychologists.