TCSI conducts the following internal and external assessments:
Term 1 ,Term 2 and Term 3
During these terms, scheduled and unscheduled assessments are held in the classes.
TCSI also takes part in Baseline (F/S student test), The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), GL Progress Test Series, Standardized Islamic Assessment, and IGCSE.
GL Baseline Test for FS
The test measures a pupil’s stage in language, literacy and mathematics upon completion of F/S 2. The assessment contains a mixture of oral and touch based questions, with full-colour illustrations that will be highly appealing to young children. There are three sections that measures literacy, language and mathematics on entry and, optionally literacy and mathematics at the end of the Foundation Stage.
Used together the assessment provides a more rounded view of each pupil which compliments teacher’s observational assessments.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4):
CAT4 assesses a pupil’s ability to reason with and manipulate different types of material through a series of Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Ability tasks. Together, these four tests provide teachers with a comprehensive profile of a pupil’s reasoning abilities, and as such the core abilities related to learning.
The resulting data can then be used to identify a pupil’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences, providing accurate and reliable information that is essential for personalised learning. The more we know about a pupil, the better position we should be in to offer a learning environment and ways of teaching and learning that allow pupils to maximise their potential. Information about a pupil’s reasoning ability will be key to many decisions and is considered alongside attainment data and other factors known to impact on learning, such as attendance and attitude.
TCSI students at targeted Year groups appear in External Evaluation conducted by Australian Council Educational Research. It enables teachers and Head of Curriculum to identify students’ individual as well as group needs in Arabic Language. The data enables teachers to plan interventions and strengthen students proficiency in Arabic Language.
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