Why do you do such regular assessments?

  • Research shows that answering questions promotes learning, by re-visiting and consolidating knowledge. 
  • Answering questions helps both the student and the teacher learn what the student has really understood, what misconceptions they hold, and what areas to focus on next. 
  • Regular tests are a positive learning tool and shouldn’t be viewed as a punishment. 
  • We prioritise the student experience at Chesterton, assessments are one way that we can ensure students are getting the best experience in the classroom.  Assessments can show teachers if students need further challenge in order to stay engaged and stimulated.  They can also show where students need some additional support with an individual concept or wider topic to ensure they don’t get lost and become disengaged.