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Level 2

There are three parts to Level 2 (Second & Third Class) of the test. The first part of the test, containing 20 items, assesses pupils’ word recognition and decoding skills. This is followed by two comprehension sections, the first of which requires pupils to demonstrate their understanding of individual sentences by responding in a variety of ways. The second comprehension section consists of 36 sentences, graded according to difficulty, with each sentence containing a superfluous word which must be deleted in order to render the sentence meaningful.

While this level of the test is highly similar to the original Level 2, the difficulty level has been extended upwards so that it remains challenging even at the end of Third Class.

Total administration time, including sample items for each part, is approximately one hour.

Scoring of the test booklets is facilitated by the use of the scoring templates which are provided with the test manual.