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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin
St. Peter’s will re open from 1st March and welcome back all of our students from Junior Infants -2nd class As per government guidelines, all remaining classes from 3rd-6th will return from the 15th of March (subject to public health advice) In the meantime, 3rd-6th class pupils will continue to work remotely via Dojo/zoom and Microsoft Teams.  | Please see parents' section to access enrolment forms for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years
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Standardised Testing in Primary Schools

Standardised Testing

Note on Standarised tests   

A standardised test is used to measure a child’s achievement in English reading, spellings and maths compared to other children throughout the country at the same class level or age level.  


The English reading test gives information about how well your child can understand what he/she has read. This test does not gather information on your child’s written or spoken English.

The maths test finds out how well your child can use numbers for different purposes and solve maths problems.   The STen ranges are as follows: (STen means a standard score out of ten)  8 - 10 is well above average 7 is above average 5 - 6 is average 4 is below average 1 - 3 is well below average  

As with other tests your child does in school, his/her result on a standardised test can be affected by how he/she feels on the test day or by worry or excitement about a home or school event. This means that each test result is an indication of your child’s achievement in English reading and maths.


You play an important role in encouraging and supporting your child no matter what he/she scores on the test.   Please note: One test score by itself does not give a complete picture of your child’s learning in English reading, spellings or maths.   Further information on standarised tests can be found here on the NCCA website or see the attached links 


NCCA guidance on standardised tests