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Assessing pupils arriving mid-year

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by cmpack77, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. cmpack77

    cmpack77 New commenter

    I work in a school overseas and, as a result, our population is pretty transient. We are moving away from fixed assessment tests and much more towards tracking and assessing from marking, evidence in books and observations. We are currently using Learning Ladders (with a few tweaks to make it work for us) BUT it relies on a Start of Year score in order to then be able to asses progress each term. What I'd like to know is, how would you assess pupils who arrive mid-year without bombarding them with tests?
    Any ideas appreciated :)
  2. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    one day of intensive testing... to be frank, the last 10 or so new arrivals in my school have been pretty easy to test and ases, none spoke a word of English so testing was pretty short
  3. mrmatt73

    mrmatt73 Occasional commenter

    We do CATs and an English reading test on their registration day. When they start, if there are any teacher concerns as time goes on, we would investigate and test further. (The CATs would determine whether the student is SEND or not in the first place)
  4. cmpack77

    cmpack77 New commenter

    Thanks for the replies - does anyone else have the same issue with Learning Ladders?

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