Range: Years 2 to 10
Purpose: To assist teachers in their assessment of students' learning potential and overall aptitude.
Administration: 40 minutes — group
The ACER General Ability Tests (AGAT) is a test of general ability suitable for students in Years 2 to 10. It is a thoroughly researched and nationally normed assessment instrument.
Each test includes verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning items.
- Large Australian norm sample
- Provides a multifaceted estimate of students’ level of general intellectual ability and aptitude
- Can be administered individually or to a large group
- A common scale for all nine tests gives teachers the flexibility to match test level to ability and monitor development over time
- Includes percentiles and stanines that allow for comparison with a national norm group at different year levels
- Provides scale scores for different strands (verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning) to help identify specific strengths and development needs.
- Identify students who could be selected for extension programs
- Identify students who may need special diagnostic and remedial attention
- Compare results on AGAT with measures of student achievement
- Provide information that may be used in setting realistic goals and planning effective programs of work
- Locate areas of weakness and strength for individuals or within a class
- Monitor the development of students' reasoning abilities over time
- Provide an indication of learning potential.
AGAT comprises nine tests of increasing overall difficulty covering a range of year levels. The following is a guide to which test level is appropriate to each school year:
Test 1 - Year 2 or 3
Test 2 - Year 2 or 3 or 4
Test 3 - Year 3 or 4 or 5
Test 4 - Year 4 or 5 or 6
Test 5 - Year 5 or 6 or 7
Test 6 - Year 6 or 7 or 8
Test 7 - Year 7 or 8 or 9
Test 8 - Year 8 or 9 or 10
Test 9 - Year 8 or 9 or 10
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