MidYIS testing for Year 7 students

I am writing to inform you that we will be running MidYIS tests with all Year 7 students starting on Friday 26th November. Specific details of times and rooms will be shared with students directly but in general students will sit the test during one of their English lessons before Friday 3rd December. 

MidYIS, which stands for Middle Years Information System, is a test designed to measure ability and aptitude for learning, rather than achievement. It is not an IQ test, but is instead designed to provide a measure of ‘typical’ performance and therefore helps to give a broad picture of our students’ abilities and potential.

MidYIS tests vocabulary, literacy skills, mathematical ability and non-verbal reasoning. The test is computer based and adaptive. The adaptive nature of the test means that each student will be tested using different questions; the test automatically adapts, based on the answers students give, ensuring that all students are challenged and receive a bespoke test suited to their ability.

I would like to stress that this is not a test that students should be revising for – the questions do not rely on memorised information – and there is no need to do any preparation whatsoever. If you have any questions about the test, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Mr M Bishell is an Assistant Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School.