On Arrival and Baseline Assessment
Upon entry to New Heights High School, all students complete the following assessments:
- Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT4). This covers: reading, spelling, comprehension. Maths
- LASS Dyslexia screening assessment. This covers: working memory (visual and auditory), non-verbal intelligence, reading, spelling. This assessment identifies areas of need relating to dyslexia and problems in learning.
- Resiliency scales. This covers: mastery, relatedness, emotional reactivity. It Identifies areas of strength and weakness in resiliency, and a person’s ability to cope in difficult situations; bounce back from setbacks, and overcome problems.
Within the first 3 weeks at New Heights High School, baseline assessments data is collected in all subject areas. A snapshot of their progress is taken every two weeks and measured in small incremental steps. This allows us to plot progress in a short period of time. It also allows teachers to identify if a child is not making the expected progress and to look at the reasons why this may be.