Child Academic Assessments from JK Educate
ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT SERVICES
At JK Educate we academically assess children from 6 years up to 16 years old, working with the children on a one to one basis. We are one of the very few consultancies and tutoring agencies that test academic potential.
11 plus assessments form a large proportion of the academic assessment tests we carry out. All our assessments allow us to test a child’s ability against the rest of their cohort nationally, and this also helps us to identify which future schools would be the best fit for the child. For example, an 11+ assessment is key to identifying which senior schools would suit a child’s ability, potential and learning style. It’s the foundation for the other 11+ services: tutoring, mock exams and interview preparation.
How our child assessments help parents:
- Assessments allow parents to understand the academic level a child is currently reaching at school and how they are doing compared to others nationally.
- Assessment reports identify a child’s academic potential and determine if they are currently reaching it, and if not then why not?
- They identify a child’s suitability for the range of entrance exams for selective schools at 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+ and 13+.
- Our assessment feedback discussion with parents includes recommending suitable future schools and whether tutoring might be required to prepare for entrance exams.
TO BOOK AN ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT, PLEASE CALL: 020 3488 0754 OR CONTACT US.
HOW WE ASSESS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Your child will sit a range of assessment tests; depending on their age, this can take from 1.5 hours up to 3 hours. The tests are tailored to the relevant age group, whether this is a child in Year 2 or a Year 5 child testing their ability against 11 plus assessment papers.
These tests provide us with a clear indication of the level your child is working at and key information about your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Assessing your child this way also gives us a guide to their potential ability and whether they are currently achieving it.
FEEDBACK AND REPORTS
Our assessments are marked by (and the feedback given by) senior teachers at deputy head or senior school leader level; our findings are written up in a detailed and bespoke formal assessment report, which includes teaching recommendations and advice, with suggested secondary schools.
We spend an hour feeding back the findings in a face to face meeting with parents, providing opportunities to discuss the assessment in detail, and to ask questions about your child’s academic progress and the implications.
FUTURE SCHOOLS, SUPPORT AND SUCCESS
Our assessments allow you to measure academic progress at school, helping you to make key decisions about secondary schools and your child’s academic future.
Our tests can also provide a first step alert for specific learning difficulties and concerns, highlighting the academic needs of each individual student. We often find that while children receive good feedback at school and appear to be doing well, they are still some way off from reaching their potential. Our academic assessment reports provide clear recommendations on how to move your child forward based on real data, to achieve their true potential.
ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTS FOR 11 PLUS & 13 PLUS ADMISSIONS
Our 13+ and 11+ assessments measure your child’s suitability for specific entrance exams for selective secondary schools and will give you an indication of your child’s likely chances of success.
After the assessment feedback report, we discuss how we can best support your child with their preparation for secondary school transition. You will be offered the opportunity to use our tutoring services, if appropriate, with a JK tutor specially selected for your child.
All parents want their children to go to the right school – where they will be happy and thrive. For some, this will be a competitive secondary school and for others, it will be somewhere more caring and nurturing. We will help you identify the right setting for your individual child.
We do not believe in tutoring children to get into a school that is not suitable for them. That’s why we always assess our selective entrance exam students before recommending the way forward. We tutor children to empower them to show their best in the exams, to go in with confidence and to have a positive experience.
For more information about our academic assessments, please call: 020 3488 0754, or contact us.
“The friendliness, thoroughness of feedback, insightfulness of the assessors and the fact that my daughter bounced out of the assessment session, having really enjoyed it.”
“The advisor was very impressive, precise and very easy to communicate. She gave me an elaborate step by step assessment of my daughter’s academic ability and made me understand how to proceed from this. It cleared all my confusion about the education system. Thank you for all the help.”
Andrea Lethaby“This is the only service that I have found which does a thorough, independent testing of ability. Very useful.”
Parent feedback to JK survey
“I just wanted to write to thank you very much for the assessment you recently carried out for my daughter.
What you did was exactly what we needed. Your feedback has allowed us to better understand our daughter and her abilities. What’s more, the objective information you provided about different schools and what they look for has helped us to make a more informed decision about where to focus our efforts for secondary school applications.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone looking for an objective evaluation of their child or assistance in understanding their options. It seems likely we’ll be in touch soon for our son.”
“Taking Jacob for an assessment was definitely well spent money, as it enabled us to confirm some things that we already knew, plus you provided us with additional information which gave us food for thought. This was valuable as our planning for the academic future of Jacob started to take shape, based on more empirical evidence and credible advice. We will definitely recommend this service to others.”
- At our Hampstead offices. Also available elsewhere or online, by arrangement.