As part of enrolment to Waverley College, Senior School, all Year 7 students (2022) will sit the Allwell Test: an academic placement test designed to identify the full range of abilities of students. Your son will sit his test at the Junior School in class on Monday, 8 November, 2021.
Waverley College will use this information in a variety of ways to improve the delivery of curriculum within the College and to identify any students with diverse learning needs. The results will also be utilised for ability grouping of students in Mathematics and to help with the composition of base classes in Year 7.
Students are assessed in a series of tasks:
- Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving
- Reading Comprehension
- Written Expression
After the testing day, you will be provided with a written report, summarising your son’s results. These results will be returned to the College a few weeks after the testing date.
How to prepare for the test?
There is no course material to study prior to the day. It is a measurement, identical to NAPLAN, to give the College a picture of how your son has progressed during Year 6. It is vitally important on the day for your son to try his best, read the instructions carefully and use every minute to maximum effect.
Information about the Testing Day
Date: Monday, 8 November, 2021
Time Schedule: 8:45am – Start Session 1
10:45am – Recess Break (supervision by school staff)
11:05am – Start Session 2
12:30pm – Finish.
Venue: Waverley College Junior School
Cost: $57.20 – this was charged to your Term 3, 2021 School fee account
Due to COVID-19 hygiene practices, the finish time may be slightly altered. Students are not to attend the test if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been instructed by NSW Health to self-isolate.
What happens if my son is absent from the College that day?
There will be another day allocated to enable students to complete the test if they are away.
On the Day:
- Academic Assessment Services will supply all the required examination material
- Student must bring two pens – blue or black
- Use the toilet before the first session.
If you have any questions/problems about the testing morning please contact:
Ms Tina Lamonica
Executive Assistant to the Director of Curriculum
Ms Lynsey Porter
Director of Curriculum