Purpose: Measures cognitive and neuropsychological processes and behaviours related to learning
Age: 4-18 years
Time: 5-10 minutes
The Cognitive Assessment System, Rating Scale (CAS2:RATING) is a norm-referenced measure of behaviours related to cognitive / neuropsychological theory called PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive) completed by teachers.
- Planning - a cognitive process requiring the individual to determine, select, and use a strategy to solve a problem. The subtests require the solving of novel tasks
- Attention - a cognitive process requiring the individual to selectively attend to a particular stimulus and inhibits attending to competing stimuli
- Simultaneous - a cognitive process involving integrating separate stimuli into a single whole or group
- Successive - a cognitive process requiring the serial ordering of things
The rating scale provides scores for Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive scales as well as a Total Score.
Scores from the CAS2: Rating Scale can be used to:
- Support a referral, supportive services, or special placements
- Supplement a comprehensive evaluation
- Compare teachers’ ratings with test results
- Help plan and design academic interventions by revealing behaviours and skills the teacher considers problematic or lacking
- Monitor the effectiveness of interventions. Results are particularly useful when used as part of a comprehensive evaluation or as a pre-referral/referral tool