Tag archives for testing

What are the benefits of Educational Psychological testing?

In certain circumstances parents will be asked to arrange for a full Educational Psychological Assessment for their child.  The fundamental reason for this is to give the LS teachers a greater understanding of the root causes of a difficulty that a student is having in order to plan the best possible supports in the classroom. There are other reasons that Ed Read full article »

ESL and the misdiagnosis of Special Educational Needs

This article from LD Online discusses an issue that is particularly relevant to educators in International Schools - the misdiagnosis of learning support needs among English Language Learners. Reasons for the Misidentification of Special Needs among ELLs   By: Else V. Hamayan, Barbara Marler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, and Jack S. Damico (2007) To ensure that misidentification does not occur, the authors ofSpecial Education Considerations for English Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!