Modified on Mon, 21 Aug, 2023 at 9:12 AM

Smart IA is CENTURY's functional skills Initial Assessment for Maths, English and Digital Skills with the following assessment options for your learners:

    English Functional Skills (Entry Level 1 to Level 2) - now including an optional English Writing task

    Maths Functional Skills (Entry Level 1 to Level 2)

    Digital Functional Skills (Entry 3, Level 1)


 If you are not yet familiar, here is some key information about Smart IA:


  • Adaptive tests designed to maximise the accuracy of the result, whilst keeping testing time to around 30 minutes per assessment (depending on the learner)

  • Extremely simple to create assessments for large cohorts of learners in just a few steps

  • Intuitive results across five levels in English and Maths, from E1-L2, which give you a precise measure of ability and a readiness score within that level

  • Intuitive results across two levels in Digital Skills, E3-L1, which give you a precise measure of ability and a readiness score within that level

  • Thoughtfully designed experience for learners with an assessment interface which prioritises accessibility and simplicity for those with limited IT skills

  • Downloadable results and certificates which includes the learner’s details, the assessment name, the assessment class, the suggested level and sub-level, and the date the assessment was completed

*If you choose not to use CENTURYs Writing Initial Assessment, we recommend setting an English writing piece as a separate task after the English IA.

As always, your CENTURY Account Manager will be on hand to support you throughout the implementation process, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with them if you have any queries.  

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