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Does anyone use a 'stock test' for initial assessment at the beginning of Year 1?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by JessMyers, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. I'm looking for any advice as to where I could find tests suitable for establishing baselines with my Year 1s when we start back, especially in numeracy and literacy. Many thanks for any advice.
  2. No - I spend the first week keping the activities open ended and mainly number, I float around and teacher assess constantly. With literacy I will build up to a small, independent written activity which I assess for class weaknesses. This then gives me a starting point for the term and build from there through APP etc.
    That's just me, I try to avoid stand alone 'tests' where possible.
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I generally just use whatever levels I get from last year's teacher.

    And yes, obviously, I do moan later that they weren't accurate, but I don't want to spend the first week or so doing tests.

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