About Education ELephant

Teaching is one of the most stressful professions there is. And supporting children and students with additional learning needs can be even more demanding and stressful. Even when you love your job!

We get it. And we also know that yours is one of the most important jobs in the school because, without you, the students that are the most vulnerable will fall behind.

Our team is passionate about ensuring students with additional learning needs can thrive. We do this by providing educators with the resources and community you need to make a real difference in young people’s lives.

Meet the Co-Founders of Education Elephant

Education Elephant was established in 2016. Our vision for Education Elephant, driven by our founders, Rebecca Good and Dr. Kate James, is to provide a single, centralised online platform for teaching professionals around the world

SPaRCS: Spelling, Processing Speed, and Reading Comprehension Speed

The SPaRCS was created in order to provide teachers with an up to date, accurate, useful and time-saving assessment tool that can be used to quickly identify students that are in need of additional support and intervention and identify those that may qualify for access arrangements in their examinations.

The SPaRCS can be used in a group setting (e.g. whole class screening) to assess those core academic and thinking skills that students need in order to perform effectively in school and exams – Spelling, Processing Speed, and Reading Comprehension Speed (SPaRCS).   The test has been normed with a UK and Irish population and demonstrates excellent reliability.

WJ IV: Woodcock Johnson

The WJ IV is the perfect assessment for accurately screening, diagnosing, and monitoring progress in reading, writing, and maths achievement areas. The UK and Ireland edition of the WJ IV has been specially designed and adapted from the WJ IV Tests of Achievement,  Form C.

While the norms have not changed, all of the content has been anglicised for use in the UK and Ireland and the testing battery has been shortened from 20 tests (standard and extended battery tests available in the full Wj IV) to the 11 core tests (standard battery only) thus making it more economical, affordable, and accessible to those schools and examiners seeking out a reliable and robust assessment tool.