Assessment

At Nadeen, we teach and learn in a creative, child-centred and innovative way and we assess children’s learning in the same way.

We use a UK online tracking programme, Classroom Monitor, to track children’s attainment and progress through the curriculum – right down to the last objective – all through the year.  This rigorous system involves analysing gaps in children’s knowledge and skills, planning to fill these identified gaps, and assessing how they do and it runs seamlessly alongside our creative curriculum, in a way that helps our teachers know exactly where your child is against the national curriculum, without the need for frequent tests.  We also use reading benchmarking and phonics assessments, together with formative assessment tasks.

We have a termly testing week, where all children in key stages 1 and 2 sit UK standardised tests in English and maths and the Arabic pupils do end-of-year assessments in Arabic.

When further cognitive assessment is required we may administer the following tests, prior to admission or once a child is enrolled in school, for an additional fee:

CAT 4: The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) is a suite of tests that assesses a student’s reasoning (thinking) abilities in key areas that support educational development and academic attainment. It includes subtests in the following areas: Verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and spatial abilites. It is used to inform teachers, students and their parents and carers about an individual’s underlying ability and how this can be recognised and built upon to ensure that a student achieves his or her potential. It is accessible from Y2 upwards.

Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT): The WRIT is a standardised assessment of intellectual ability designed for individual administration. It is standardised for age groups from 4 to 85 years. It consists of 4 subtests: Verbal Analogies, Vocabulary, Matrices and Diamonds. It is an ideal assessment to use for young people who have not yet developed all their literacy skills or are experience reading, spelling and writing difficulties as no writing is required.

WIAT 3-UK-T: the Wechsler Individual Attainment test is used to assess a child’s attainment and skills in various aspects of English literacy. It is standardised for age groups from 4 upwards age. It includes the following subtests: Early reading skills, reading comprehension, word reading, oral reading fluency, accuracy and speed and spelling.