Suffolk Reading Scale (SRS) is used by teachers and SENCOs to monitor the reading development of pupils from age 6. A standardised reading test that consists of multiple-choice and sentence-completion questions, SRS identifies where an individual may be experiencing reading difficulties. It has been designed to be relevant and engaging for pupils and can be administered easily in the classroom, both individually or in a group setting. For more details:
Progress in Maths (PiM) tests a pupil’s mathematical skills and concepts, and has become established as the standardised maths assessment of choice in many schools. The group test highlights pupils’ strengths and weaknesses helping teachers and SENCOs to address areas of concern and build upon what pupils
already know, in order to increase their understanding. PiM is available in both paper and digital formats.
The structure and content of the test allow for pupils to be tested annually, often used summatively at the end of the year. Each test has been developed to be age-appropriate in both presentation and content. Those for the youngest pupils are administered in small groups (and may be given individually) and require very young learners to demonstrate their understanding of number and shape.
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Progress in English (PiE) tests a pupil’s reading and writing ability, and has become established as the standardised English assessment of choice in many schools. PiE is available in both paper and digital formats.
The structure and content of the group test allow for pupils to be tested annually, often used summatively at the end of the year. PiE comprises two forms. The Short Form contains two themed reading comprehension passages (fiction and non-fiction) and spelling and grammar exercises. The optional Long
Form includes open response comprehension questions and writing tasks. The latter is provided with detailed marking keys that have been rigorously moderated to guide teachers in the marking of their pupils’ extended written work.
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At our schools, staff use the Suffolk Reading Scale and Progress in Maths tests to gauge each child’s skills in literacy and numeracy when they begin our course.
These tests give an accurate assessment of each pupil’s reading age and numeracy level.
This gives our teachers information on what type of learner each child is and makes it possible to gear their teaching towards each child’s abilities.
From our experience in education, we know that it is useful for teachers, pupils, and parents to have recognisable targets.
Therefore, we use the information from these tests to set demanding but achievable targets to work towards each term.
We monitor these targets through mid-term and end-of-terms tests, as well as weekly report cards and homework, to demonstrate tangible improvements to pupils and parents, and give teachers information.
Our Assessment Methods:
- Suffolk Reading Scale test for your child’s reading age
- Progress in Maths test for your child’s numeracy level
- Weekly Report Cards on English, Maths and Behaviour
- Weekly Homework
- Termly parents evenings