Benefits

The Higher Ability Selection Test – Primary:

  • Assesses higher order thinking skills rather than general ability
  • Assesses students at levels above their chronological age
  • Ranks students against their higher achieving/gifted peers within each cohort
  • Discriminates more finely at the top end of performance than standard general population tests
  • Can confirm teacher and parent observations of student abilities
  • Gives students, teachers and parents formal, impartial evidence of student abilities
  • Helps schools to determine which students should be included in differentiated curriculum or enhancement programs
  • Gives schools a means to further investigate students who perform highly in general population tests
  • Compatible with HAST testing in secondary schools both nationally and internationally