Standardised testing – parent information sheets
What is a standardised test?
Standardised tests measure your child’s achievement in literacy and numeracy compared to other children throughout the country at the same class level or age level. Schools are required to administer these tests at the end of second, fourth and sixth class.
Information sheets for parents
Sharing assessment information with parents is an important part of teachers’ assessment practice. To help schools in this process, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has developed information sheets for parents which explain the meaning of standardised test scores.
There are two information sheets. One information sheet focuses on using Standard scores to explain the test results while the other information sheet focuses on using STen scores to explain the results.
The information sheets are available in a range of languages.