The ‘Professional Hunch’ on Reading

Occasionally something about a pupil’s reading just doesn’t ‘sit right’. The following, not exhaustive, list of difficulties can indicate a number of different reading issues which can slow progress.


Ongoing assessment allows you to identify any gaps in your pupils’ understanding or learning – and when it comes to reading, our New Group Reading Test® (NGRT) is an ideal starting point.

NGRT is a standardised, termly assessment that reliably measures reading skills against the national average to help schools get to the root of any problems precisely and quickly. And, as it’s adaptive, it offers a personalised experience for each student, ensuring it’s accessible for the children who are struggling and challenging those who need to be stretched.

You can also choose from a wide range of diagnostic assessments to support areas for further investigation, based on NGRT results, including our York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) or online dyslexia screeners Rapid, CoPS or LASS.

GL Assessment is delighted to partner with NAHT and offer its members a 10% discount off their first purchase (excluding the Complete Digital Solution and other core packages).