29 Oct 2015

MIDYIS TESTING

The MidYIS assessment is one of a suite of assessments offered by CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring). The assessment is designed to understand an individual student’s ability and potential on a subject-by-subject basis and also allows us to monitor performance at both subject and school level. MidYIS is designed for students aged 10-14 and measures what we call developed ability – students’ underlying raw learning potential, free of the influence of curriculum-based teaching.

To establish a baseline, each student takes a 45-minute test encompassing vocabulary, maths, non-verbal and skills, which contribute to an overall curriculum-free measurement.

At the beginning of each school year, all Year 7 as well as new students in Year 8 will complete the assessment, which will be added to the information from the primary schools such as their data from ISA ad InCAS. These assessments are used in conjunction with teacher feedback and in-class assessments to monitor and track individual progress.

On October 7th – 8th, Year 7 students sat the MidYIS assessment in their InterD classes with a teacher to support them throughout the assessment.

If you have any questions about this assessment, please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact your child’s tutor or myself, Andy Thums or Victoria Butcher with your queries.