I am writing to inform you that we will be running MidYIS tests with all Year 7 students on Tuesday 1st 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.
Mr M Bishell