Free Online Assessments
Book an online assessment for your child. The report is written in such a way that you can take it to school to discuss the areas where your child has been successful and where further work is needed.
Like many other assessment agencies we use the word Steps as this shows where the topic was introduced in the new 2014 National Curriculum.
From this academic year, all children in Years 1 through to 6 be following a new curriculum.
Your children’s progress will be monitored by their schools in a different way under the new curriculum.
“As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the current system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed from September 2014 and will not be replaced. By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils’ learning.”
DfE - National curriculum and assessment from September 2014: information for schools - Updated 21 August 2014
The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each key stage.
The new attainment targets have very general wording. They state that
‘by the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study’.
How Will the New Curriculum be Assessed in Schools?
This means that at the beginning of the school year, teachers will need to use a diagnostic assessment to determine every child’s understanding of a particular topic.
If there is little knowledge of the topic or has made less progress than expected then the teacher will need to return to work covered on that same topic in previous years If a child is doing very well or has made more than expected progress, then they may be moved onto a higher level of work, perhaps from the year above.
During the school year and at the end of the school year, teachers will be continually testing and recording their pupil’s progress to see if they are maintaining progress.
The Extra Tuition Centre has called on its 37 years of experience to devise tests that will help parents to determine just where your children are within the new national curriculum.
To determine which assessment you need to book for your child, think about the following:
Has your child shown
· Less progress than expected
· Slightly less progress than expected
· They are on target
· Slightly more progress than expected
· More progress than expected
Once you have made your choice simply select Book against the test you require and you will go through to our registration and payment process.