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Personalized tests – Year Two

In basic, facilitated and simplified versions for primary school

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 226

ISBN: 978-88-590-0784-5

Publication date: 01/09/2015

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7)


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The two books in the Personalised tests –First Year and Second Year series contain over 150 tests for different subjects, focusing on the main topics of the school year.

Each test is offered with three different levels of difficulty:

  • basic (for all pupils)
  • facilitated (for pupils with Specific Learning Disorders)
  • simplified (for pupils with Special Educational Needs).

Moreover, each test contains a series of questions for self-evaluation.

At the end of each book there are some final tests on the competences acquired throughout the year.


Second Year Tests

ITALIAN

– Alphabetical order and syllables

– Spelling difficulties, accents and the apostrophe

– Nouns, articles and adjectives

– Verbs

– Sentences, punctuation and conjunctions

– Text comprehension (referential level)

– Text comprehension (referential and interpretive levels)

– Written production: a descriptive text

 

MATHEMATICS

– Units and tens

– Numbers up to 100

– Additions on a line and in a column

– Subtractions on a line and in a column

– Multiplication as a repeated addition

– Times tables

– Problems

– Lines, regions and shapes

 

HISTORY

– Chronological order: cause and effect

– Months and seasons

– Telling the time

 

GEOGRAPHY

– Right and left: space

– Coordinates and grids

– First maps and plans

 

SCIENCE

– Living and non living beings

– Plants, leaves and flowers

– Animals: first classification



Personalised tests… for a truly inclusive school

 

A good class isn't a military regiment marching to the same beat, but an orchestra working on the same symphony.
The now famous quote by the French writer Daniel Pennac does not only refer to the complexity of going to school and the variety of approaches pupils take, but also the path to follow.


 

Pennac suggests working through competences, in a personalised way, as is proposed in the Personalised Tests series, which contains specific material for assessing primary school pupils, amongst which, tests on main subject content and tests for assessing competences applied to every-day real-life contexts.

THE THREE LEVELS OF TEST

Each test, comprising a double page spread, is offered at three levels: basic test, facilitated test and simplified test, which are differentiated by a different icon on the test.


 

Basic

Facilitated

Simplified

Basic test

With all elements of complexity.

Facilitated test

The complexity of the cognitive task is the same. Reminders or models to copy are provided.

Simplified test

The complexity of the cognitive task is reduced. Fewer items for each exercise are given.

Here is an example of how the same exercise is given for the three levels

Basic test

The complexity of the cognitive task is reduced. Fewer items for each exercise are given.

Facilitated test

The complexity of the cognitive task is reduced. Fewer items for each exercise are given.

Simplified test

The complexity of the cognitive task is reduced. Fewer items for each exercise are given.

COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT

Each book also has competence assessment tests based on real-life tasks. The tests can be done individually or in pairs, in line with the cooperative learning methodology.

Each real-life test, given on three pages, comprises initial self-assessment of the pupil's emotional state and final self-assessment according to their success in the test, alongside the teacher's assessment.

Here are the real-life tasks on which the competence assessment tests contained in the four books are based on:

YEAR ONE

- Plan a game
- Give directions
- Organize a party
- Bake a cake
- Organize a visit
- Plan an investigation

YEAR TWO

- Understand words
- Manage a game
- Plan a reminder
- Review a cartoon
- Manage the school plan
- Make a little book
- Plan a treasure hunt
- Understand a narrative text

YEAR THREE: ITALIAN, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

- Inside words
- In other people’s shoes
- Detectives in action
- A prehistoric game
- Like GPS
- A day in the life of an archaeologist

YEAR THREE: MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE

- Animal investigations
- Chocolate roll
- Everyone at the bookshop
- In the «Thousand experiments» lab.

YEAR FOUR: ITALIAN, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

- Organising information
- Rebuilding an ancient game
- Presenting content
- Making a leaflet

YEAR FOUR: MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE

- Understanding and following a recipe
- Drafting an information leaflet
- Conducting a statistical survey
- Attributing economic value to an object
- Planning environmental awareness activities

YEAR FIVE: ITALIAN, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

- Organising information
- Rebuilding an ancient game
- Presenting content
- Making a leaflet

YEAR FIVE: MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE

- Understanding and following a recipe
- Drafting an information leaflet
- Conducting a statistical survey
- Attributing economic value to an object
- Planning environmental awareness activities