I like the new system. Many DP still don't understand the old levels and sub- levels. This new business of
A = Below expected level
B = Expected level. (Average then)
C = Exceeding level ( Above average then )
D= greatly exceeding ( speaks for itself, extremelly gifted in that area)
When I was teaching that was all DPs wanted to know. The rest they left to us.
With CEM if they are good at maths then just wait until a couple of months before exam and then work on speed. Same goes for NVR.
VR, then yes, start building up their vocab now and work on spelling. Also make sure DC is able to do Comprehensions at speed, so reading with understanding at pace is an important skill to acquire. Interestingly my DC could do this whilst reading aloud but not in his head and I didn't pick up on it in time.