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Presentation Primary School
Fermoy


ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING POLICY

It is the policy of this school to assess pupils’ progress in curricular areas on a continuous basis. Continuous Assessment includes the following
Teacher observation
Teacher designed tasks and tests
Pupil projects and portfolios
Self-Assessment by pupils
Pupil Profiles
Samples of pupils work
Record Keeping
Annual Report

This continuous assessment will form the basis of Parent / Teacher consultations.
Standardised Tests will be administered on a regular basis and discussed with parents at parent teacher meetings. The standardised tests used in our school are the Micra-T and Sigma-T Tests. The Drumcondra Test may be used as an alternative test when necessary. It is the policy of the school to issue written reports to parents once per academic year. The results of pupil assessments will form the basis of these reports. Written reports should be
Clear, concise and factual
Presented to the Principal and a copy of the report entered into the pupil file
Signed and dated

Assessment of Pupils for Supplementary Teaching
Tests are organised by the Learning Support Teacher in conjunction with the class teachers as per Learning Support Policy. Tests used:
Standardised Tests
Diagnostic Tests
Ability Tests (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

Standardised Tests are administered on a class basis from 1 to 5 Class. Pupils who score at or below the 10 percentile or pupils about whom teachers have concerns are referred to the Learning Support Teacher for assessment using diagnostic tests.
Screening tests are given to all pupils during the Infant cycle and 1 Class.
Tests may be administered to pupils transferring from another school.

Reporting to Outside Agencies on Individual Pupils

All requests for information from outside agencies should be notified to the Principal. When the report is complete, it should be sent to the Principal for forwarding to the Outside Agency. The Staff member should keep a copy of the report and a copy should be kept in the school records. A copy of the request should also be kept on file. The Principal will have the discretion to bring any sensitive reports or requests to the Board of management for their attention, advice or direction.

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