Entrance Evaluation Content


KG 1 & 2 Entrance Evaluation Content

 

Testing Language: ENGLISH 

Time:   30-45 minutes

 

Overview:

KG children will be interviewed by teachers in the presence of their parents in English language on the skills listed below. The interview is individual and will consist of one-to-one activities with the child asking simple questions, having students follow instructions, having student perform basic movements. The second part of the interview will use the Bracken School Readiness Assessment ("BSRA"). This is an individual cognitive test designed evaluate a child's mastery of basic concepts essential to academic success.

 

Part 1: One-to-one Activities

  • Oral Language: Student will listen and respond to simple questions. (e.g. What’s your favorite color?)
  • Following Directions: Student will be asked to follow simple directions. (e.g. Can you bring me a book?)
  • Gross & Fine Motor Development: Student will be asked to perform developmentally appropriate movements. (e.g Jump up and down./ Color a picture of an apple.)

 

Part 2: Bracken assessment of these six basic skills:

  • Colors: Student must identify common colors by name.
  • Letters: Students must identify upper-case and lower-case letters.
  • Numbers | Counting: Student must identify single- and double-digit numerals, and must count objects.
  • Sizes: Student must demonstrate knowledge of words used to depict size (e.g., tall, wide, etc.)
  • Comparisons: Student must match or differentiate objects based on a specific characteristic.
  • Shapes: Student must identify basic shapes by name.

 

Part 3: KG2 ONLY

  • Name the letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize words from the Dolch Pre-K list

 

Tips to Parents:

  • It is preferable not to take your child to his/her Nursery, if he is attending one, on the same day of BIS interview so that he/she won’t be tired or exhausted. Let him/her have enough morning sleep and a good meal before coming to the interview.
  • If your child is sick before/or on the day of the interview, please call BIS Admissions Office at 22052855 / 22052800 to reschedule the interview.
  • Let your child bring his/her favorite toy or teddy bear if that makes him/her feel comfortable. 
  • Please arrive earlier to your scheduled interview time. Rushing late at the last minute will make both you and your child anxious and might negatively impact your child’s performance during the interview. Late arrivals will be re-scheduled.
  • Parents are kindly requested not to give answers on behalf of their children during the interview.
  • You can prepare your child for the interview by giving him/her a brief explanation about the place he/she is about to visit and the reason of the visit. However, avoid creating any kind of pressure or stress.
  • Among the important skills required during the interview are speaking, listening, attention span and cooperation with teacher.
  • No cameras or videotaping are allowed.
  • Parents will be advised of acceptance of their children after all assessments are completed. This will be done through BIS Admissions Office. Please DO NOT ask the examining teachers how your child did during the interview as they are not allowed to give any information to parents in this regard.
  • Interviewing the child does not mean automatic acceptance. Acceptance is subject to interview results and the availability of places.

 

Grade ONE Entrance Evaluation Content

 

ENGLISH        Time:   40 minutes     

 

Oral Assessment

  • Students will be assessed on basic conversational skills, one on one, to test their ability to understand and answer simple questions about themselves.

 

Reading

Students will be required to:

  • Name the letters of the alphabet
  • Say the sound of the letters of the alphabet
  • Read ten sight words from the Dolch Pre-K and Kindergarten Word List. 
  • Read a short, grade level appropriate text

 

Writing

Students will demonstrate their ability to:

  • Write their name
  • Write a complete sentence on a topic given by the teacher and create an illustration for their writing

 

Vocabulary and Listening/Comprehension Skills

Students will be expected to:

  • listen to, understand, and follow directions
  • orally answer comprehension and inferential questions about the short text they read

 


MATH             Time: 20 minutes

Students applying to grade 1 are responsible for the skills listed underneath:

  • To identify, trace, and draw basic plane shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, and circle)
  • To compare between the lengths of two objects
  • To compare between the sizes of two objects
  • To recognize the different picture in a group of similar pictures, and to explain why.
  • To recognize the colors
  • To represent, count, order, and write numbers from 0-19.
  • To complete number patterns through 10
  • To write an addition sentence for a model, and to find the answer.
  • To add and subtract to 10.
  • To know number names and count sequence.
  • To count to tell the number of objects.
  • To compare numbers to 5.
  • To understand and compare using greater than, less than and same number.

 

Grade TWO Entrance Evaluation Content

 

ENGLISH        Time:   40 minutes     

 

Oral assessment:

  • Students will be assessed on basic conversational skills, one to one, to test their ability to answer questions using complete sentences.

 

Reading:

Students will be required to :

  • Read 20 sight word from the Dolch Grade 1 Word List.
  • Read grade level appropriate text. Students will be assess for reading accuracy errors, and ability to self-correct.

 

Comprehension:

  • Students will be asked questions based on the reading comprehension text and will have to answer those questions using complete, grammatically correct sentences.

 

Writing:

Students will demonstrate their ability to:

  • Write their name
  • Listen carefully to a sentence read aloud, then write the sentence as dictated to them
  • Write four complete sentences on a topic given by the teacher and create an illustration for their writing
  • Writing will be assessed for: Capital letters, End marks, Legible letter formation, Correct use of spacing, Correct or phonetically accurate spelling.

MATH             Time: 20 minutes

Students applying to grade 2 are responsible for the skills listed underneath:

  • To count in ones to 120.
  • To count by tens to 120.
  • To read and write 2-digit numbers in standard form
  • To represent 2-digit numbers by blocks
  • To complete number patterns through 100
  • To identify the place value of a digit in a 2-digit number
  • To compare numbers through 100 and use symbols to compare numbers.
  • To order numbers through 100
  • To add 2-digit numbers
  • To subtract 2-digit numbers
  • To solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • To work with addition and subtraction equations.
  • To understand greater than and less than.
  • To count back from 10.
  • To be able to count on from a given number.

 

Grade THREE Entrance Evaluation Content

 

ENGLISH            Time:   40 minutes     

 

Oral assessment:

  • Students will be assessed on basic conversational skills, one to one, to test their ability to answer questions using complete sentences.

 

Listening:

  • Students will be assessed on listening comprehension skills. Students are read a short story and then must answer five multiple choice questions based on the reading. Students do not see the short story.

 

Vocabulary:

  • Students will be tested on their knowledge Dolch Grade 2 Site Words. Students will be given a reading passage with several missing words. Students will use a word bank to complete the passage.

 

Reading & Comprehension: Students will read a short passage and answer comprehension questions. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • The student knows the main idea of the story, recalled some details and stayed on topic.
  • The student is able to infer word meaning for vocabulary found in passage.
  • The student can answer contextual and inference questions correctly.

 

Writing: Students will demonstrate their ability to write a well-developed paragraph on a given topic. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • Student is able to express organized ideas with specific details.
  • Student uses grade appropriate vocabulary.
  • The student is able to use punctuation and capital letters appropriately.
  • Most common words are spelled correctly.
  • Some correct verb tenses are present.
  • Student is able to write at least five sentences.
  • Handwriting is well-spaced and legible.

MATH                 Time: 20 minutes

Students applying to grade 3 are responsible for the skills listed underneath:

  • To count to 1,000
  • To read and write 3-digit numbers in standard form
  • To complete number patterns through 1,000
  • To identify the place value of a digit in a 3-digit number
  • To compare numbers through 1,000
  • To order numbers through 1,000
  • To add up to 3-digit numbers
  • To subtract up to 3-digit numbers
  • To solve word problems using addition and subtraction.
  • To know even and odd numbers.
  • To be able to use expanded form.

 

Grade FOUR Entrance Evaluation Content

 

ENGLISH            Time:   40 minutes     

 

Oral assessment:

  • Students will be assessed on basic conversational skills, one to one, to test their ability to answer questions using complete sentences.

 

Listening:

  • Students will be assessed on listening comprehension skills. Students are read a short story and then must answer five multiple choice questions based on the reading. Students do not see the short story.

 

Vocabulary:

  • Students will be tested on their knowledge of Dolch Grade 3 Site Words. Students will be given a reading passage with several missing words. Students will use a word bank to complete the passage.

 

Reading & Comprehension: Students will read a short passage and answer comprehension questions. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • The student knows the main idea of the story, recalls some details, and stays on topic.
  • The student is able to infer word meaning for vocabulary found in passage.
  • The student can answer contextual and inference questions correctly.

 

Writing: Students will demonstrate their ability to write a well-developed piece of writing on a given topic. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • Student  is able to express organized ideas with specific details.
  • Student uses grade appropriate vocabulary.
  • The student is able to use punctuation and capital letters appropriately.
  • Most common words are spelled correctly.
  • Some correct verb tenses are present.
  • Student is able to write at least five sentences.
  • Handwriting is well-spaced and legible.

MATH                 Time: 20 minutes

Students applying to grade 4 are responsible for the skills listed underneath:

  • To count to 10,000
  • To read and write 4-digit numbers in standard form
  • To complete number patterns through 10,000
  • To identify the place value of a digit in a 4-digit number
  • To compare numbers through 10,000
  • To order numbers through 10,000
  • To add up to 4-digit numbers
  • To subtract up to 4-digit numbers
  • To memorize multiplication tables (up to 10 × 10)
  • To solve word problems using the four operations.
  • To round to the nearest ten or hundred.

 

Grade FIVE Entrance Evaluation Content

 

ENGLISH            Time:   40 minutes     

 

Oral assessment:

  • Students will be assessed on basic conversational skills, one to one, to test their ability to answer questions using complete sentences.

 

Listening:

  • Students will be assessed on listening comprehension skills. Students are read a short story and then must answer five multiple choice questions based on the reading. Students do not see the short story.

 

Vocabulary:

  • Students will be tested on their knowledge of Dolch Grade 4 Site Words. Students will be given a reading passage with several missing words. Students will use a word bank to complete the passage.

 

Reading & Comprehension: Students will read a short passage and answer comprehension questions. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • The student knows the main idea of the story, recalls some details, and stays on topic.
  • The student is able to infer word meaning for vocabulary found in passage.
  • The student can answer contextual and inference questions correctly.

 

Grammar: Students will correct grammar, mechanics, and usage errors in a given passage. Errors may include:

  • add or change punctuation in a paragraph
  • check for misspellings and make corrections
  • check for verb tenses and make corrections
  • check for capitalization of words in the paragraph

 

Writing: Students will demonstrate their ability to write a well-developed piece of writing on a given topic. Assessment is based on the following criteria:

  • Student is able to express organized ideas with specific details.
  • Student uses grade appropriate vocabulary.
  • The student is able to use punctuation and capital letters appropriately.
  • Most common words are spelled correctly.
  • Some correct verb tenses are present.
  • Student is able to write at least five sentences.
  • Handwriting is well-spaced and legible.

MATH       Time: 20 minutes

Students applying to grade 5 are responsible for the skills listed underneath:

  • To read and write 6-digit numbers in standard form
  • To round numbers to the nearest 10
  • To round numbers to the nearest 100
  • To multiply 2-digit number
  • To use multiplication tables to find the quotients
  • To solve word problems using four operations.
  • To use place value to the millions.
  • To add and subtract to one million.
  • To multiple using expanded form.
  • To divide bi 1 digit numbers with or without remainders.
  • To use and understand factors, multiples and patterns.
  • To understand fraction equivalence and ordering such as equivalent fractions, simplest form and common denominators.
  • To add and subtract fractions.