The school has recently adopted the Progress Test Series by GL Assessment as the way we measure students progress in the school. It is hoped that the information provided by these assessments will provide a clearer illustration to the parents on how their son/daughter is doing at school. More information about the assessments can be found here.
As part of the school starting to use these tests we need to perform “benchmark” tests with the students. The purpose of these benchmark tests is to get a starting level for the students. This information will be then used to further inform the teachers what the students can and cannot do and help us to plan our lessons accordingly. The score from these assessments will also be used as the score against which we measure the students progress at the end of the school year.
Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8/9 will be taking these tests in Week 5 of this term (25/09/2017 – 29/09/2017). Due to the purpose of these tests, i.e. to provide extra information to the teachers about what the students can and cannot do already, the students should not be “cramming” for these tests. However, it is important that the students are in school for the days that they have the tests. The timetable for Year 7/8/9 tests can be found here.