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AC-FL

FLUENCY IN CALCULATION ABILITIES FOR THE SECOND STAGE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 17x24

Pages: 88 + 3 protocols A vers.+ 3 protocols B vers. + 6 note sheets+ 4 tracing papers for fast score calculation

ISBN: 978-88-590-1184-2

Publication date: 01/09/2016

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


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The main objective of the AC-FL fluency tests is that of providing clinicians and teachers with a simple test which ascertains the speed and accuracy in performing complex calculations of children in primary years 4 and 5.

The tool offers three series of operations, which take into consideration specific operational criteria and are already set out in columns:

  • 24 additions
  • 24 subtractions
  • 24 multiplications

The calculations given require both good automation of arithmetic facts (mental calculation), and knowledge of the procedures of written calculation. For more in-depth assessment, two parallel versions for each type of algorithm (version A and version B) have been created and they are designed to be set at two different stages during the school year.

Standardised on a sample of 1,600 subjects and with good psychometric properties the AC-FL test can be used both in a clinical setting and at school for class level screening projects and also as entry and exit competence assessment tests in targeted development programmes.


Introduction

Chap. 1 Developing numerical awareness
and calculation abilities

Chap. 2 Mathematical fluency tests

Chap. 3 Reading and interpreting scores

Chap. 4 Characteristics of the sample
and psychometric properties

Chap. 5 Research data on the fluency tests

Chap. 6 Conclusions and general reflections

Bibliography

Appendixes