For assessments carried out when a student is over 16 years of age in support of Disabled Students’ Allowances it is acceptable to use the following tests up to the ceiling of the test:
British Ability Scales 2nd Edition [BASII] ceiling 17:11
Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children 4th Edition [WISC-IV UK] ceiling 16:11
Alternative tests covering these areas which can be used by psychologists include:
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III) 3rd Edition Age range 16 – 89
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) 4th Edition Age range 16 – 90:11
Tests that are normed for the adult population such as the WAIS and WRIT are preferred for diagnostic assessments in support of DSA applications.
SpLD Test Evaluation Committee [STEC] 20 September 2010