Students approach us from all educational backgrounds; some attended a previous school where schooling was of a poor standard, whilst others are very weak academically in certain important subjects. Others have even missed out on being schooled properly in the past and need to catch up! Most students that enrol with us should and need to be evaluated to determine the actual level or standard that they have attained and where they need extra help to get back up to the required level.
If they don’t, they will probably NEVER catch up and will struggle throughout their academic lives to stay on top of their studies and be at the level that they should be! This means the problem doesn’t go away or sort itself out, it actually deteriorates and worsens until the child inevitably fails a grade one or more times.
This results in a lowering of their self esteem and confidence. In fact, many never recover academically and emotionally, and this charts a course for their academic path for the rest of their lives; one of always “playing catch up”. Statistics show that if a child fails or is battling in the lower grades, he will almost certainly continue to battle in the higher grades. This is because each successive grade is a foundation that builds upon what was learnt in the previous grade. As the saying goes, “if you construct a building on shaky foundations,” it will never be solid and strong.”
The same goes for your child’s education.
So, there are a few steps that you need to take as a responsible parent regarding your child’s home schooling.
Every student should take our Evaluation Test. This is done online and costs a once off R 650.00. (Should you sign your child up after the evaluation tests have been done, this amount will be credited to your account.)
Then chat to the designated teacher about the results. If there are signs that your child is not up to the required level for his or her grade, or for where he should be right now, then he probably needs some extra lessons. Take our advice on the next plan of action that you should implement!
Ensure that he diligently attends all the lessons we offer and does his assignments to the best of his ability.
How the tests work:
Our team of teachers has setup multiple choice tests that cover each learning area for each grade. For example, if your son should be going into grade 8, then he should do satisfactorily on all the learning area tests for that grade.
Once your Evaluation Test has been setup, you will be emailed a login. You will then supervise your child to login and take the online tests. Depending on the grade in question, they may take a few hours collectively, and each subject can be done separately.
Each subject’s test will consist of multiple choice questions and answers. After completing each test, the system will calculate and display a score or grade for that test. The score will also be calculated as a percentage. Based on the scores attained, we will be able to determine the actual educational standard of the student. Based on the interpretation of those results, we will advise you on how to remedy the shortcomings and gaps that exist in his or her educational background thus far.
After taking the test/s, please chat to your child’s class teacher about the results.
Should you wish to take the Evaluation test, then email us and we will setup a time with you for this to be done.