The Cambridge Primary curriculum frameworks provide an optional testing structure - to assess learner performance and report progress to learners and parents - through internationally benchmarked tests.
There are two assessment options within the Cambridge Primary stage:
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is a new test which replaces the Cambridge Primary Achievement Tests. These were marked by teachers in school and moderated by us. The last sessions for the Primary Achievement Tests will be in 2011. From 2012, learners can take Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, diagnostic tests which are set and marked by Cambridge.
The Cambridge Primary testing structure enables teachers to:
The tests comprise structured questions with a selection of item types, including multiple choice, matching, short answer and long answer.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests provide valid internal assessment of knowledge, skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. The tests:
Analysis tool software is part of Cambridge Primary. This software enables teachers to track learner progress and to produce diagnostic feedback, enabling comparison between individuals and between groups of learners, and facilitating the identification of the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups.
The tests are freely available on the Cambridge Primary teacher support website and teachers can download them and make as many copies as they wish for internal school use.
Schools registered with us to teach Cambridge Primary can also use Cambridge Primary Checkpoint to assess learning at the end of the Cambridge Primary stage.