The Profile Report
Each UKiset test generates a results report which is sent to the candidate shortly after completing the test. This is an overview of the candidate's performance in the reasoning tests and the Cambridge English assessment. This report includes the following details:
- The candidate's standardised scores in each battery (verbal, non-verbal and mathematics). The score is standardised against tens of thousands of British students of the same age, in the state and independent school sectors.
- The National Percentile Ranking (NPR) for each assessment battery. This shows where the candidate would be positioned if 100 randomly selected British students of the same age were assessed and ranked from the weakest (1st percentile) to the strongest (99th)
- The Stanine (or Standard Nine) ranking. Again this is a ranking system based on the NPR - where nine proportional bands (from 1 being the weakest and 9 the strongest) rank performance against British candidates of the same age
- Two average scores. One with and one without the Verbal Reasoning result included. This is done so the candidate's current English level does not unfairly affect their overall score - we obtain an independent English score using a separate language-specific assessment
- An English CEFR level and raw score. This is provided as an internationally recognised language level of academic English - known as a CEFR level (Common European Framework for Languages)
The School Report
Schools receive a more comprehensive report on each UKiset candidate. It includes the candidate handwritten essay, a detailed breakdown of performance against students studying in independent schools and future exam result chances. Schools use this report in a range of different ways:
- UKiset is used by schools to get credible information on an applicant's academic potential.
- As the first stage of an application for international applicants. Some selective schools use it to filter the most suitable applications from others - usually this is because they receive many more applicants than they have places available. These schools often ask successful applicants at this stage to complete further school-specific testing at a later date.
- Some schools use it as their standalone entrance test. This is more often the case for younger applicants (those in Years 7-9)
- To provide senior schools with a credible transition document on a prep school student’s future academic potential.
- To monitor a student’s progress in school so they can see the areas in which a student excels and support their weaknesses effectively.
- To assist A-Level students with their UCAS application and look closely at predictive grades
The School Report consists of the following details:
- The Profile Report (as described above)
- Distinct standardisations for national and independent school cohorts
- The candidate's expository essay - written on the day of the test and demonstrating expressive language skill, structured writing skills, and some of the candidate's own outlook and opinion.
- Future predicted grades in GCSE, A-Level and IB in a wide range of subjects.
- Implications for teaching and learning
The information provided in the School Reports is only available to UKiset schools.