York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension - Australian Edition

York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension - Australian Edition [YARC-Australian]
Product Image

For: Enables teachers and specialists to assess the reading comprehension skills of children 5 to 18 years

Reading Level: 5 years to 18 years

Format: Paper and Pencil

Length: To Administer - Early Years: 1-4 tests (20 minutes for all tests); Passage Reading (primary) 10-15 minutes; Passage Reading (secondary) 20 minutes approx.

Scoring: Handscored; free Online Scoring & Reporting

Kits
YARC001 YARC Complete Set (Australian Edition) - $440.00
Complete set includes both the YARC Early Years Set (Australian Edition) and YARC Passage Reading Set (Australian Edition). The Complete Set contains Early Reading Test Material, Early Reading Manual, Early Reading Record Forms (10), Word and Passage Reading Test Material, Passage Reading Manual and Passage Reading Record Forms (10). For students aged 5 to 12 years. Published February 2012.
YARC002 YARC Passage Reading Set (Australian Edition) - $330.00
YARC Passage Reading Set (Australian Edition) contains Word and Passage Reading Test Materials, Passage Reading Manual and Passage Reading Record Forms (10). For students aged 5 to 12 years (ie: in Primary Years 1 to 7 dependant on age in grade which varies per Australian state). Published February 2012.
YARC003 YARC Secondary Complete Set (Australian Edition) - $440.00
YARC Secondary Complete Set (Australian Edition) contains Passage Reading Test Material, Passage Reading Manual and Passage Reading Record Forms (10). For students aged 12 to 18 years. Published February 2012.
Test Materials
YARC004 YARC Early Years Record Forms (Australian Edition) - pack of 10 - $44.00
Use with YARC Early Years (Australian Edition) Test Materials. For students aged 5 to 7 years. Published February 2012.
YARC005 YARC Passage Reading Record Forms (Australian Edition) - pack of 10 - $44.00
Use with YARC Passage Reading (Australian Edition) Test Materials. For students aged 5 to 12 years. Published February 2012.
YARC006 YARC Secondary Passage Reading Record Forms (Australian Edition) - pack of 10 - $44.00
Use with YARC Secondary Passage Reading (Australian Edition) Test Materials. For students aged 12 to 18 years. Published February 2012.
Print this page

NEW!  AUSTRALIAN EDITION - PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2012


The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) - Australian Edition, enables teachers to assess the reading and comprehension skills of children 5.06 to 12.08 years.  It is ideal for following up at an individual level after group testing and provides a wide range of invaluable information.

The YARC Complete Set consists of two suites of assessments - Early Reading (for students aged 5 to 7.11 years) and Passage Reading (for students aged 5.06 to 12.08 years).


YARC Early Reading

For less skilled readers, YARC Early Reading assesses the aphabetical knowledge that underlies reading, namely:

  • Letter sound knowledge
  • Early Word Recognition
  • Phoneme awareness (Sound Isolation and Sound Deletion).

These tests also measure a student's progress in reading.  The tests take about 20 minutes to administer and provide standardised scores, percentile ranks and age-equivalent scores.  The YARC Early Years tests may be given as a complete set of all four tests or as individual tests only.

Scoring

Free online scoring and reporting is available.  To assist assessors with the conversion of scores, a free Online Score Conversion Tool is available at www.yarcsupport.co.uk/australia  Instructions on how to use the Tool are provided there too.  Once student information and raw scores have been added, score conversion is immediate and a short summary report is produced.

 

YARC Passage Reading (Primary)

The YARC Passage Reading is designed to be used with students aged 5-12 years. However some states and territiories complete primary school at Year 6, with Year 7 being the first year of secondary school. In others, Year 7 is the final year of primary school and Year 8 the first year of secondary. The YARC Passage Reading is therefore for use in primary schools in Australia, so norms are provided for older students who are attending primary schools in Year 7.

It is recommended that the primary test is used in primary schools and the secondary test is used in secondary schools.

Administered individually by school psychologists, speech pathologists and specialist teachers, the assessment takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is used to:

  • Assess and monitor pupil progress
  • Identify reading problems
  • Assess eligibility for access arrangements
  • Provide diagnostic information

It comprises two parallel tests of graded passages (A and B) for reading aloud, each of which is accompanied by a set of 8 comprehension questions to test literal and inferential comprehension skills.  Cover the age range 5.06 to 12.08 years, it provides:

  • Standard Scores
  • Percentile Ranks
  • Reading Ages (accuracy, rate and comprehension)

It has been developed to assess the accuracy, rate and comprehension of oral reading skills in primary school children.

It also provides a test of prose reading and comprehension, and assesses specifically three of the many sub-skills used in reading:

  • Decoding (reading accuracy)
  • Fluency (reading rate)
  • Text Comprehension (literal and inferential meaning)

Scoring

Free online scoring and reporting is available.  To assist assessors with the conversion of scores, a free Online Score Conversion Tool is available at www.yarcsupport.co.uk/australia
Instructions on how to use the Tool are provided there too.  Once student information and raw scores have been added, score conversion is immediate and a short summary report is produced.

Manual scoring and reporting is completed using the tables in the Manual.

 

Contact PAA for a copy of the:  YARC Early Years and Passage Reading (Primary) Brochure  

 

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) Passage Reading Secondary - Australian Edition comprises two sets of prose passages, both fiction and non-fiction, for students aged 12-18 that enables the assessment of a student's reading comprehension and fluency in a systematic way across the secondary school years. The norms cover an age range from 7.01 to 18.07 years.

Administered individually by teachers, school psychologists and speech pathologists, the assessment takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is used to: 

  • Assess and monitor pupil progress
  • Identify reading problems
  • Assess eligibility of access arrangements
  • Provide diagnostic information

Scoring

Free online scoring and reporting is available.  To assist assessors with the conversion of scores, a free Online Score Conversion Tool is available at www.yarcsupport.co.uk/australia
Instructions on how to use the Tool are provided there too.  Once student information and raw scores have been added, score conversion is immediate and a short summary report is produced.

Manual scoring and reporting is completed using the tables in the Manual.


Contact PAA for a copy of the:   YARC Passage Reading Secondary Brochure
 

 

NB: Prices are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST. NZ customers need to log in to view ex-GST prices.


Your Order

To make an order, you must first log in.

Workshop & Training

Professional Development Training Workshops

Feature Products

Conners 3rd Edition

The Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3), promises to be the tool of choice in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment. The new Conners 3 offers you a focused measurement of ADHD while identifying common comorbid disorders.

Autism Spectrum Rating Scales

Effectively identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.

The NEO Inventories: NEO Personality Inventory-3

Obtain a detailed assessment of general personality in adolescents and adults