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Welsh Government Reading and Numeracy Assessments

 

Paper Tests for Year 2 to Year 6 pupils 

 

 In the past, the Welsh Government tests have been three paper based tests which are marked by school and then sent off to Welsh government to be converted into a standardized score. The standardized score enables us to look at how they have performed in the test compared to other children of their age. This is a useful piece of information but over the last two years, online personalised tests have been introduced which go a bit further. The benefits of these are that the tests are:

 

  • adaptive, meaning that questions are selected based on the responses to previous questions. This provides a tailored assessment experience for each learner and will help all learners develop their skills through understanding what they can do, the things they need to work on, and their next steps.
  • The assessments provide schools with information on the skills of individual learners and whole classes.
  • There is no ‘test window’ for personalised assessments; timing is at the school’s discretion.
  • Learners can take the personalised assessments in small or large groups, depending on the schools’ preferences and facilities, and schools do not need a large number of devices
  • Learners are required to take the assessment once during the academic year. Schools also have the option to use the assessment once more during the academic year.

 

 

What this means to you is that your child, if they are in Year 2 to Year 6 at Lansdowne, will complete one paper based test this year. This is a reasoning test paper and HAS TO BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN 28th and 30th April this year. This means that it is really important that your child is in school on these dates so that they can have a chance to perform the test. After this period, we cannot complete the test.

ONLINE TESTS- PUPILS FROM YEAR 2 TO YEAR 6

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Online test (numeracy)

22nd January

21st January

23rd January

22nd January

21st January

Online test (reading)

1st April

31st March

31st March

30th March 

30th March

Online test

(numeracy)

13th May

12th May

14th May

13th May

12th May

 

Although we can reschedule these online tests if your child is absent, it is helpful for your child to sit the tests with the rest of their class in a comfortable and quiet environment set up for test conditions. Please make every effort to ensure your child is in school on these days.

 

 

 

 

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