Tag: tests

Spellings: To test or not to test?

Anyone had thoughts about abandoning age-old practices of Friday spelling tests?     You all know the drill, I’m sure many of you did it when you were still at school: you get the words on a Monday to practice them during the week, then take a test on Friday. Great! If you get a high score, not so great…

Will my child’s end of year primary scores affect their future?

Exams are compulsory in all education systems. Their purpose is to evaluate someone’s learning after they have been taught something. They allow time for revision, consolidation and opportunity to embed the concepts taught during that year. The end of primary school, just before the big leap into high school, is a common time of the year for children to sit…

Helping Your Child Prepare For Standardised Tests

Many parents worry about their children’s end of year exams and it can be a very stressful time for both parents and kids. A level of anxiety is natural, but there are things you can do to prepare your child without adding extra pressure or worry. Read on to see how you can help your child do well in standardised…

Formative and Summative Assessment Explained

As reposted before in a previous post, ‘Assessment in the Classroom’ – check it out for more detail – assessment is a must for effective teaching. It is used to improve pupils’ learning as well as teaching. Teachers become better and students become effective learners when evidence is used to guide instruction and learning.  For this reason, there are different types of assessment…