Current Research on Assessment (G Talk – November 2019)

https://gilesschool.ca/assessment-for-learning.pptx

Assessments at the Giles School

Canadian Test of Basic Skills Results June 2019

Equivalent Grades 2019                                                   

Grade 3 ~ 5.1 (98% above their grade level)

2 grades above the national average

Grade 4 ~ 6.6 (97.5 % above their grade level)

2.5 grades above the national average

Grade 5 ~ 8.8 (99% above their grade level)

3.5 grades above the national average

Grade 6 ~ 8.0 (99% above their grade level)

2 grades above the national average

Grade 7 ~ 11 (99% above their grade level)

4 grades above the national average

Grade 8                                                                                            

5 grades above the national average

Congratulations to all of us at The Giles School!

Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) – The CTBS is a standardized test that is used by independent, private and public schools across Canada. The exam is developed and administered by Nelson Canada, a division of Thompson Publishing. It is designed to assist schools in assessing the success and effectiveness of their programmes, by specifically examining basic skills in Language, Math, Science, Maps and Diagrams.

Individual student and school profiles are generated from the results of the CTBS. The results are reported as Grade Equivalents or National Percentile Rankings (NPR). These scores indicate how an individual student performs in comparison to peers in the same grade from across Canada. Each student who has taken the test receives an individual chart that indicates their individual results. The school also generates an NPR, which compares each individual school to other schools from across Canada.

The vast majority of our students consistently place at least two to three grade levels ahead of their peers from other schools and school boards. Stated in another way the average Giles student in Grade 3 has learned and understood concepts and related skills that are taught in at least grade 5 in other jurisdictions.

The fact that the predominant language of instruction at The Giles School is French, and that the test is administered in English, means these are indeed impressive results![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Classroom teachers give feedback to students everyday. Teachers observe students during classroom tasks and give tests and assignments on a regular basis. In addition to these important assessments, the students at The Giles School take part in term tests and end of year tests that help us gauge how well each student in Grades 1 through 8 are grasping our curriculum. As well, our grades 3 through 6 students take part in The Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) in May, and students in grade 7 and 8 prepare for the SSAT examination in case their next school requires it for entry./

SSAT exam preparation- extended program

The Giles School offers an extended program to our Grade 7 students to prepare them for the SSAT exams. This will enable them to have a chance to access top schools in Canada and the U.S. for Grade 9.

Throughout the sessions,  students will be fully prepared to tackle Math, English as well as practise their interviewing skills as part for their high school applications. This preparation helps students brainstorm essays, practise active reading, generate mental maps of passages and expand their vocabularies by 400 to 500 new words. Such support helps our students develop confidence to succeed on SSAT exams that may be required for entry into various high schools. Some schools that require SSAT exams for entry are St. Michael’s College, UTS, De La Salle, St. Clements, Havergal, and Branksome Hall.

For more information please contact Vice-Principal, Caroline Bernaba at caroline_bernaba@gilesschool.ca or (416) 446-0825.

  Equivalent Grade 2018 Comparison to Peers
Grade 3 4.8 (79% above their grade level) ↑ 1 grade above the national average
Grade 4 6.8 (85% above their grade level) ↑ 2 grades above the national average
Grade 5 7.9 (82% above their grade level) ↑ 2 grades above the national average
Grade 6 12.5 (98% above their grade level) ↑ 5.5 grades above the national average
Grade 7 12.5 (91% above their grade level) ↑ 4.5 grades above the national average