Glossary of terms for assessment at Beachlands School
Due to the sometimes overwhelming array of specific language and acronyms in education, we felt a glossary for parents would be useful. Please contact us if you would like us to add to this list.
|| Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning.
Formal standardised tests in reading and maths for students in years 5-8.
|| B – Basic P-Proficient A-Advanced
Where a child is achieving in relation to the curriculum levels
Basic- beginning of curriculum level
Proficient – middle of curriculum level
Advanced – end of curriculum level
i.e. 3B – Curriculum level 3 Basic, means child is achieving at the beginning of curriculum level 3.
|| Represents the level or reading age at which a child is currently reading at.
|| An example of work students can use to judge their own levels and identify what they need to do to achieve the next level
|| Global Strategy Stage
The stage each child is working within in numeracy.
|| Numeracy Project Assessment
Given to all new entrant students on entering school
| PM age
||PM Benchmark reading assessment
Assesses students from years 1-4 in reading fluency and comprehension. A reading age is given at each level.
|| A table listing criteria at a range of levels to help students identify where they are at and what their next step is.
|| A list of skills that shows what students need to do in order to be successful in any curriculum area.