Assessment

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The pass rate for the past five years are as follows:
2014           2013         2012       2011       2010
69.23         56.90         62.00      67.74      59.89

What must be HIGHLIGHTED is the fact that in year 2014 SCSS has Placed in the top 10 (9th) out of a total of 24 secondary schools in the island.
 Furthermore SCSS BOASTS 100% PASS in the following subjects;
  1. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
  2. FOOD AND NUTRITION
  3. THEATRE ARTS
  4. ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND MANAGEMENT
  5. PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  6. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Moreover, the following subjects scored within the ranges of 84% – 91 percent
Physics – 84.61%
Human & Social Biology – 84.62%
Technical Drawing – 85.72%
Integrated Science 90.90
A significant improvement in the English and Maths performance was recorded however with English attaining 63.77% and Mathematics climbing steadily to 39.19%NB: Silas Nicholas, a very diligent and disciplined student topped with Seven Ones (six distinctions included) and a Two

 

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Mr. Jn Baptiste trying to organize tests for the Science Department

A school without a solid assessment plan is like a horse without a head, for assessments are pivotal in the teaching and learning process….Jn. Baptiste (2014)

 

What Do Assessments Measure?

Through proper use, pre-hire assessments will greatly increase hiring effectiveness as they improve the firm’s ability to make precise, objective and accurate hiring decisions about an applicant’s compatibility with the competencies required for a specific position. As an example, some of the competencies that may be measured using testing include:

  • Ability to learn
  • Assertiveness
  • Attitude toward technology
  • Basic Literacy
  • Customer Service Technical Skills
  • Drug use
  • Flexibility of thought
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Job-related knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Math Ability
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Sales potential
  • Teamwork
  • Theft
  • Verbal Ability

Test Types

  1. Cognitive Ability and Intelligence; These are measures of learning capacity, scholastic aptitude, verbal reasoning ability, comprehension, memory, and reasoning style.
  2. Achievement Tests; These are measures of knowledge within academic subjects, scholastic skills (like reading and writing).
  3. Special Aptitudes and Abilities These measure current performance or potential in special skill areas like mechanical aptitude, musical and artistic ability, and spatial abilities.
  4. Vocational Interest Tests; These are measures of interest in the activities, skill development and environments associated with various occupations.
  5. Personality Tests; These measure character ‘traits’ or personality patterns using either ‘diagnostic’ tests for measuring non-typical behaviour to define treatment, or ‘development’ tests measuring typical behaviour for making development plans or decisions.
  6. Job Simulations;  A job simulation is a representation of some aspect of work that an individual would be expected to perform. A keyboarding skills test is an example of a job simulation that might be used to assess an applicant for an administrative position.