Reading Intervention Waves Programme
At The Lowry Academy we have an impressive reading catch-up programme, where we regularly assess students’ reading ability, identify specific, phonological, fluency and comprehension gaps, and place them on the relevant “intervention wave”.
We use the NGRT to test every student’s reading age and 'Standard Age Score'. Using these results, we target students who are reading below their chronological age with SAS scores of less than 90.
The NGRT results are used to place students on the various intervention waves. The Standard Age Score (SAS) is the most important piece of information derived from NGRT.
The SAS is based on the student’s raw score which has been adjusted for age and placed on a scale that makes a comparison with a nationally representative sample of same age across the UK.
The average score is 100. The SAS is key to benchmarking and tracking progress and is the fairest way to compare the performance of different students within a year group or across year groups.
Once the NGRT is complete, students are placed onto one of our Reading Intervention Waves where they undergo further diagnostic assessment to ensure that this best meets their individual needs. Following short, sharp and highly effective interventions, students are re-tested every six weeks, and move up through the waves programme accordingly.