TCSI conducts the following internal and external assessments:

Internal Assessments

Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3
During these terms, scheduled and unscheduled assessments are held in the classes.

External Assessments

TCSI also takes part in Baseline (F/S student test), The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), GL Progress Test Series, Standardized Islamic Assessment, and IGCSE.

The following  external assessments are conducted to measure attainment and progress of students :

GL Baseline Test for FS

The test measures a pupil’s stage in language, literacy and mathematics upon completion of F/S 2. The assessment contains a mixture of oral and touch based questions, with full-colour illustrations that will be highly appealing to young children. There are three sections that measures literacy, language and mathematics on entry and, optionally literacy and mathematics at the end of the Foundation Stage.

Used together the assessment provides a more rounded view of each pupil which compliments teacher’s observational assessments.

GL Assessments :

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) conducted once in two years shines a light on masked capability; pinpoint underachievement and highlights gifted and talented students, understand pupils cognitive strengths and weakness, present tailored reports to parents, pupils and teachers. These reports are further used by teachers to modify and adapt curriculum keeping the needs of students at the forefront.

Progress test allows to monitor progress year on year, personalize learning by providing accurate information about pupils strength and weakness and above all benchmarking achievement against peers nationally.

IBT(Arabic) by ACER:

TCSI students at targeted Year groups appear in External Evaluation conducted by Australian Council Educational Research. It enables teachers and Head of Curriculum to identify students’ individual as well as group needs in Arabic Language. The data enables teachers to plan interventions and strengthen students proficiency in Arabic Language.


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