Academic Reports

At ABC for Life we do our best to create an optimum education environment.

This includes a structured approach to assessment to guide us in our teaching.

Definitions

1. What Is a "Pre-Test"?

1. WHAT IS A “PRE-TEST”? A Pre-test is a diagnostic tool that we use to determine whether the learner is correctly placed in our programme. It tests their academic ability, one to two years below their current grade. For e.g.: A Grade 3 learner is tested on Grade 2 and/or Grade 1 material to determine at which grade level he/she is currently operating at in a specific learning area. When the learner achieves below 50% in the Pre-test, he/she qualifies for support in the ABC for Life programme

2. What Is a "Post-Test"?

2. WHAT IS A “POST-TEST”? A Post-test is administered to check if we have caught up the gaps in the learning identified in the Pre-Test. A learner can be as much as four years behind in a specific learning area. It is important to understand that the Post-test is testing the learner’s knowledge of the previous grade’s work – not the current grade.

3. What is “EXIT TEST"?

3. WHAT IS “EXIT TEST”?

Once the learner has demonstrated sufficient progress, a standardized test is written to determine whether they have caught up sufficiently to return to their mainstream grade. The content of the standardized test is based on the actual grade that the learner is in. It is marked by the learner’s mainstream class teacher and moderated by the program’s teacher coordinator.If the learner achieves an aggregate of 50%+ on this test, he/she is returned to the mainstream class.

The learner’s performance continues to be monitored by ABC for Life once they are back in the mainstream class and further support is proved if necessary.