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Slosson educational tests and assessments for teachers, educators and other professionals, in schools, hospitals, and corrections.  Used to test students in regular and special education, remedial reading and math, intelligence, visual motor, speech language for school screening and forms for teachers to evaluation students' mental abilities.

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(ESS-1) Essential Skills Screener Complete

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Essential Skills Screener (ESS)

“At Risk” Identification

author by Bradley T. Erford, Gary J. Vitali, Rose Mary Haas & Rita R. Boykin

author by Bradley T. Erford, Gary J. Vitali, Rose Mary Haas & Rita R. Boykin

Age:Preschool 3-5

Elementary 6-8, Upper Elementary -11

A brief and modern series of academic achievement screening tests, the ESS is perfect for identifying children “at-risk” for school readiness or learning problems. The math and writing screeners can be group administered, often leading to efficient screening and scoring of an entire class in about an hour.

ESS Tasks

Preschool Reading (RESS-P) – letter identification, picture vocabulary, visual discrimination, visual figure-ground

Preschool Writing (WESS-P) – form copying, letter and number copying, copying speed, name writing

Preschool Math (MESS-P) – shapes, oral counting, quantities, numerals, equalities/inequalities, story problems

Elementary Reading (RESS-E) – letter identification, consonant letter-sound association, digraphs, cluster sounds, sight-word vocabulary, oral reading, story retelling, inference

Elementary Writing (WESS-E) – name writing, writing speed, spelling, sentence writing

Elementary Math (MESS-S) – writing numerals, addition, subtraction, time, money, fractions, word problems

Upper Elementary Reading (RESS-U) – sight-word vocabulary, digraphs, cluster sounds, oral reading, story retelling, inference

Upper Elementary Writing (WESS-U) – writing speed, spelling, story composition

Upper Elementary Math (MESS-U) – writing numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time, money, fractions

The ESS was normed on 2,150 children ages 3-11 and provides both grade and age norms. Interpretation is simplified through the use of percentile ranks, performance ranges, and standard scores with internal consistency in the high .80s to .90s. Concurrent validity studies show excellent validity at all age levels.

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