YARC Australia

A more detailed analysis of reading skills: reading accuracy, reading rate and comprehension, for Australian schools.

The York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) – Australian Edition is an individually administered reading assessment that allows you to closely observe a student’s reading behaviours, strengths and areas for development. When using YARC Australia, the component skills of reading are broken down to allow you to find precise areas to target to bring about rapid progress. Parallel forms of the assessment allow you to measure the impact of interventions.

An ideal follow-up assessment for the New Group Reading Test (NGRT), YARC Australia can be used to assess and monitor student progress across a wide range of reading skills in as little as 20 minutes.

By providing an in-depth analysis of a student's reading ability, YARC Australia helps you identify specific problems to inform appropriate interventions for both primary age children and secondary.

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From webinars and online videos to specialised and interactive courses we’ll make sure that you and your colleagues are confident with using our assessments and that you’re getting the most from your data.

Our Trainers

Our trainers have practical experience of using our assessments to support teaching and learning in the classroom. They will answer your questions and share their knowledge to help you analyse your data.

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All of our assessments come with a suite of helpful guides designed to get you started and keep benefiting from the data. Technical information and platform support are here too.

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