PIPS - (No longer available) Look out for the launch of a new assessment during 2021!
PIPS measures the progress of a 5-year-old new entrant over their first 12 months of school. PIPS provides a profile of a child's strengths and weaknesses to help plan appropriate learning experiences. It is an early indicator of special educational needs and can monitor progress made over the first year at school. It helps answer the questions:
- What do children know when they start school?
- What is the progress made in the first year?
- How effective is my school programme compared to other schools?
The start of year assessment is conducted within the first two weeks of the new entrant beginning school