Baseline assessments for secondary students

Baseline assessments for KS3 and lower secondary students to support teachings in discovering their students starting points.

Tara Wright & Lauren Tong

Baseline Assessments

Suss out students starting points with this hand-picked selection of baseline assessments

Getting to know new year 7 cohorts can be tricky making baseline assessments a great starting point. So whether you teach English, french, geography or music, we have you covered with this hand-picked selection of baseline assessments for new KS3 students.

English Baseline Assessment for KS4
humansnotrobots

English Baseline Assessment for KS4

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Two assessment activities designed to help teachers who suddenly get a new KS4 student in their classroom and need an idea on their current level of understanding and skill. I tend to use the 'Test B&' first and then use &';Test A' if I think it is needed.
Geography Baseline Assessment
blackfriary

Geography Baseline Assessment

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2 x versions of our baseline assessment (one shorter and one longer version) plus markschemes. Can be used to set in year 7 or just assess ability on entry. It is based on what they should have done at KS2. Baseline 1 = longer version Baseline 2 = shorter version
Baseline History Assessment Test
PilgrimHistory

Baseline History Assessment Test

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* The aim of this test is to find out how much the students know about history. * The results will give you a baseline from which you can build upon. Once they begin to study history, they will begin to show progress in all areas, particularly in the amount of detail required in answers. * The test ...
COMPUTING Year 7 Baseline Assessment (paper based test)
nwilkin

COMPUTING Year 7 Baseline Assessment (paper based test)

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This test is to be given to year 7 pupils to test their current knowledge of key computing areas. This will help you understand their current strengths and weaknesses at the beginning of year 7 and includes a useful spreadsheet which not only highlights pupils understanding but also groups it by cla...
Year 7 Baseline Assessment
wellywally79

Year 7 Baseline Assessment

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This is a short baseline assessment which can be used to gather some basic information about new year 7s so that you are not completely in the dark when they first start! Please feel free to adapt and make suggestions.
Year 7 Baseline assessment
hjbanfield

Year 7 Baseline assessment

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I have produced this in order for us to get a baseline level for the new year 7 starting in sept. We can use it to see progress being made throughout the. key stage and to set individual targets for APP work and scientific investigation work. I haven't used it yet so all comments are gratefully reci...
English Baseline
Hayley Hart

English Baseline

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A baseline assessment for year 7-8 in reading and writing. The first assessment is for higher ability students as it consists of 2 essay style questions, the second assessment is for lower ability and asks a series of simpler questions.
Year 7: Baseline Test
Emsie125

Year 7: Baseline Test

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A baseline that will test the knowledge and skills of year 7 students as soon as they enter secondary school. It provides a great benchmark for students and is a good start to help the measure of progress across Key Stage 3. Marks out of 50, to link into the new 1-9 system.