Assessments 2018

It’s that time of year again…..

Standardised Testing in English and Maths is taking place at present in all classes in St. Louis SPS. End-of-year assessments will also be taking place in other Curricular areas across the school. We very much value the data we collect from these tests as they help us as a school to prepare lessons for the students that meet their specific needs. Do remember, however, that these tests are just a sample of the evidence collected regarding your child’s learning, ability and progress. Teachers use different methods of gathering evidence about how and what our students learn on an ongoing basis. Standardised and end-of-year testing are just a small sample of this evidence. This information, along with other teacher observations and assessments, is used to celebrate students’ current learning, and to help make decisions about next steps for future learning.

For further information on Standardised Testing and interpreting STen scores; please refer to the NCCA leaflet for parents:

https://www.ncca.ie/media/1424/standardised_testing_sten.pdf

Here in St. Louis we place a strong emphasis on the holistic development of each child as a valued individual.  We celebrate the academic, artistic, musical, technological, sporting, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of our students. We are immensely proud of all of our students and their achievements through their time with us.

 

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