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 using 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.

 

The test assesses 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.

 

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

Test: English

Time: 30 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

Test: Math

Time: 30 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 count from 1 to 9
  • To read and write numbers (1 – 9) in standard form
  • To complete number patterns through 9
  • To write an addition sentence for a model, and to find the answer.

Grade TWO Entrance Evaluation Content

Test: English

Time: 30 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.

Test: Math

Time: 30 minutes

 

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

  • To count to 100
  • 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
  • To order numbers through 100
  • To add 2-digit numbers
  • To subtract 2-digit numbers
  • To solve word problems

Grade THREE Entrance Evaluation Content

Test: 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.

Test: Math

Time: 30 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 represent 3-digit numbers by blocks
  • 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

Grade FOUR Entrance Evaluation Content

Test: 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.

Test: Math

Time: 30 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