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    Hello! A reply from Patoss –

    You will be aware that the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) have very specific criteria for awarding access arrangements for KS2 SATs which can be found via the following link: .

    Assuming that you are referring to applications for extra time, the STA do not require reading ages or cognitive processing scores as a criterion for examination access arrangements. Writing speeds could be formally assessed using the DASH test; however, as the emphasis in the STA regulations is on teacher assessment (across all the seven specified criteria), informal writing tasks could also be used to calculate writing speed.

    Hope this helps.

    Patoss is the professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties –