Your son/daughter will be undertaking some computer- based tests at school the weeks beginning 3rd of May 2015. At El Alsson we take the assessment of our students’ work very seriously and feel that this examination assessment is needed for all our Year 9 students. This letter is to explain the purpose of these tests.
At our school, Year 9 students complete INSIGHT tests which are operated by the Centre of
Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. CEM has been involved in testing and the
Assessment of students for 25 years and currently tests over 700,000 secondary students in
Britain each year. They are a highly regarded part of one of the world’s best universities and
their work can certainly be trusted.
INSIGHT tests measure how well a student is performing in reading, Maths and Science as well as giving an indication of each student’s more generally developed intelligence. The INSIGHT tests will take place in the students’ normal lessons and are computer-based. They will provide our teachers with useful assessment information. These tests do not require any revision and therefore should not be a source of any worry. Please see below for times and dates for each class. The INSIGHT tests will take place during Arabic lessons (After the ministry exams).
If you require any further information regarding this, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Israr Lal
Assistant Principal KS3