Setting IDAT Entry Scores

SETTING IDAT ENTRY SCORES

THE BENCHMARKING OF SCORES SETTING

The IDAT is a test with 6 levels that serve to assess the following cohorts:

To set ESL scores, we encourage you to look at our benchmarking table to set the scores that best fit the age and level of the students.

The scoring and grades for admissions are designed to be as simple for schools to understand as possible to eliminate ambiguity of interpretation of results. All scores are a percentage for maths and English.

<40%

Not ready

Extensive preparation and remedial study needed

60%-70%

Classroom ready

Continual support required

80%-90%

Classroom ready

Capable with daily classroom studies and activities

40%-60%

Not ready for classroom

Some preparation course needed

70%-80%

Classroom ready

Minimal support required

90%

-100%

Classroom excellence

Outstanding skills to support school studies

The character test will be listed as statement of student abilities, preferences and attitudes shown on the multiple.  It is entirely up to schools to interpret and use this information as required and needed.

To set school other scores, take at look at the skills and table below.  The testing for each level is based on common curricula for age and development from Australia and Canada.  However, the skills and levels and quite common across all the continents.  There are some exceptions for math, where many Asian and countries and private school curricula will be far advanced beyond the public school systems used as a base for this test development.  Students coming from these backgrounds may score exceptionally high on math tests.  It is worth noting all testing occurs in English (even for math) and language difficulties may skew the results for other topics, even if knowledge is present.

Stage 1 – Testing Outcomes for Year 1-2 (UK)/Kindy-Year 1 (USA)

Total test time: 100 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
1
  • Sentences and Short Stories
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Letters, Words,Short Sentences
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Patterns
  • Transformation Prediction
  • Seasons
  • Mexico
  • Thomas Edison

Stage 2 – Testing Outcome for Year 3-4 (UK)/ Year 2-Year 3 (USA)

Total test time: 110 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
2
  • Short Stories with Pictures
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Sentences Short Descriptive Writing
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Patterns
  • Transformation Prediction
  • Similarities & Differences
  • Solids & Liquids
  • Fiji
  • Thirteen Colonies

Stage 3 – Testing Outcomes for Year 5-6 (UK)/Year 4-Year 5 (USA)

Total test time: 132 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
3
  • Short Stories with Context
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Short Descriptive Writing
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Numbers
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Transformation Prediction
  • Similarities & Differences
  • Complete Pictures
  • Number Patterns
  • The Water Cycle
  • Ramadan
  • Christopher Columbus

Stage 4 – Testing Outcomes for Year 7-8 (UK)/Year 6-Year 7 (USA)

Total test time: 137 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
4
  • Longer Reading for Gist and Meaning
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Extended Writing and Text Types
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Multiplication
  • Fractions
  • Integers
  • Geometry
  • Problem-Solving
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Complex Patterns
  • Transformation
  • Hypothesise
  • Visualisation
  • The Atom
  • The Middle East
  • The French Revolution

Stage 5 – Testing Outcomes for Year 9-10 (UK)/Year 8-Year 9 (USA)

Total test time: 160 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
5
  • Longer Reading for Gist and Meaning within Set Context
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Extended Writing and Text Types
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Areas & Volume
  • Angles, Lines and Polygons
  • 3D Shapes
  • Time, Length, Scales, Capacity
  • Chance, Rates, Ratios
  • Equations and Numbers
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Patterns and Algebra
  • Percentages
  • Whole Numbers
  • Mean, Graphs and Tables
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Complex Patterns
  • Transformation
  • Hypothesise
  • Visualisation
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Reflection
  • Viruses
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Rosa Parks

Stage 6 – Testing Outcomes for Year 11-12 (UK)/Year 10-Year 11 (USA)

Total test time: 170 minutes

Stage English Mathematics Global Knowledge
6
  • Extended Reading within Context with Detailed Comprehension Questions
  • Vocabulary & Grammar
  • Extended Writing and Text Types
  • Interview – Listening and Speaking
  • Areas & Volume
  • Equations
  • Logarithms
  • Formulae
  • Linear Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Financial Math
  • Algebra and Algebraic Factions
  • Circles
  • Measurement & Geometry
  • Polynomials
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Surface
  • Volume
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Shapes
Logic: Memorised Topics:
  • Transformation
  • Hypothesise
  • Visualisation
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Reflection
  • Independent Thought
  • Nuclear Fission & Fusion
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • The Berlin Wall

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