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Diagnostic Test Guidelines for New Student Applicants

Updated: Feb 12



Dear Parents,


The Admissions Office has outlined some guidelines and tips to help you prepare your child for the Diagnostic Test.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicable to New Student Applicants only

  • Must submit the Application Form Online ( Click the link: https://www.studentdeskims.org/online-application-form ) The Schedule of Diagnostic Tests is exclusively available to student applicants who have submitted their application forms online.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Jr. Nursery. At least Three (3) years old by August of the current academic year.

  • Sr. Nursery. At least Four (4) years old by August of the current academic year.

  • Kindergarten. At least Five (5) years old by August of the current academic year.

  • Grade 1. The applicant must have completed a Department of Education Kindergarten program by the end of the school year and must have been issued a Kindergarten Certificate of Completion with the student’s Learner Reference Number.




WHAT TO BRING ON TESTING DAY


  • Confirmation Message of your Appointment

  • Mongol Pencil #2

  • Short Brown Envelope


TEST PREPARATION


ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TEST

  • Make sure your child goes to bed early.

  • Keep to your usual routine. A break in routines might make your child feel anxious.

  • Help your child get a good night rest so that he/she wakes up relaxed.


ON TESTING DAY

  • Get up early to avoid rushing. Please be at the venue five (5) minutes before the test.

  • Make sure your child eats enough breakfast.

  • Let your child wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for an airconditioned room. Let him/her bring a jacket.

  • Be positive about the test. Explain to your child that doing one’s best is what really counts. Make your child feel comfortable and confident about the test.


AFTER THE TEST

  • Ask your child his/her thoughts and feelings about the test. Acknowledge his/her efforts for positive behavior.

  • Assure your child that you are proud of him/her.


TESTING PROCEDURES

Upon arrival at SD IMS, proceed to the waiting area.


  • The Admission personnel will call the name of the student and request them to line up.

  • Parents/Guardians are expected to wait in the waiting area. After the test, the Admission personnel will accompany the child back to the waiting area.

  • Testing time is approximately forty-five (45) minutes to one (1) hour.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS


  • Please come on time.

  • If you arrive late on the scheduled date, you will be given a new testing schedule.

  • Requests for rescheduling will be accommodated once only.

  • Prepare your child for the activity.

  • Orient him/her on the Testing Procedures.

  • Parents are not allowed to enter the Testing Room during the test.

  • You will be accommodated only on the schedule given to you by the Admission Staff.



 

A NURSERY APPLICANT WILL BE ASSESS ON THE FOLLOWING:


  • Establish eye contact.

  • Say their name & age.

  • Identify familiar colors and numbers.

  • Understands the concept of colors and numbers.

  • Sort objects by colors and shapes.

  • Hold the crayon or pencil with a mature grasps and draw a shape.

  • Understand the idea of the same and difference.

  • Can follow three(3) part direction.

  • Socialize with other children.

  • Express their personal needs (like going to the bathroom).

  • Identify a part of the body when it hurts or tell when they are hungry.

  • Attend to their self care like cleaning oneself after going to the bathroom, washing of hands before and after eating, or grooming oneself.


A KINDER APPLICANT WILL BE ASSESS ON THE FOLLOWING:


  • Write their first name

  • Identify upper and lowercase letters

  • Differentiate letter sounds

  • Recognize & Count numbers from 1 to 10.

  • Use crayons for coloring.

  • Hold a pencil properly.

  • Follow given instructions.

  • Express their personal needs (like going to the bathroom)

  • Identify a part of the body when it hurts or tell when they are hungry.

  • Attend to their self care like cleaning oneself after going to the bathroom, washing of hands before and after eating, or grooming oneself.

  • Join the other examinees during the test without being accompanied by the parents.


A GRADE 1 APPLICANT WILL BE ASSESS ON THE FOLLOWING:


  • Write their complete name

  • Identify upper and lower case letters.

  • Recognize beginning and ending sounds

  • Recognize numbers until 20

  • Add numbers with the sum of 10 to 100

  • Subtract numbers with the difference of 10 to 100

  • Read CVC words

  • Spell three(3) letter words

  • Hold the pencil properly

  • Follow given instructions

  • Express their personal needs to the examiner or proctor (like going to the bathroom). It would help if the child is toilet trained.

  • Join the other examinees with the examiner during the test without being accompanied by the parents.


A GRADE 2 to 6 APPLICANT WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:


  • Reading Comprehension

  • Mathematics

  • Language

  • Science

  • Filipino

  • Communication Skills (both English & Filipino)


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