Assessment for Selective School & Scholarship Test


Unsure whether your child should apply for a selective school or scholarship spot?

We offer a fee-based assessment and provide an honest appraisal of how well your child is likely to go in the test.

This year, we provided 19 parents with assessments that stated a 'not-competitive level' and while it's not a great thing to hear initially, it saves parents and children time on stressful preparation and false hope. Our assessment includes a full set of practice tests and results in a detailed report - below is a sample of how our assessment report for selective school and scholarship entry look like.

selective scholarship assessment sample report


I cannot stress how important an initial assessment is! See the below case study.

Case Study: Eva's Parents Saved $3,000 & 3 Months of Stress by Doing a $99 Assessment...

Eva* was a Year 6 girl from a private school who wanted to apply for a scholarship in 2015 but her parents were confused as to whether or not to sign up to a local coaching college. Instead, they first got an assessment done.

An assessment showed her parents that while Eva was great at maths, her writing and reading comprehension was significantly below the competitive level. Given that it was only 3 months until the test date, undertaking tutoring or enrolling her into an intensive program was not likely to return the results they wanted.

Eva sat the test (because they applied prior to the assessment), however, they had decided not to do coaching which avoided a lot of unnecessary stress for her and saved her parents over $3,000.

Be smart - get an assessment done first which gives you insight into the likelihood of your child getting a school offer.

* Name has been changed to protect child's privacy


Selective School/Scholarship Entry Assessments

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An assessment is where you child completes a series of tests and then we provide a detailed report that indicates whether their work submitted is competitive for a selective school/scholarship exam.

The assessment includes:

  • Set of practice exam papers (a 40 question mathematics test which is timed, 45 minute reading comprehension test – untimed, a written expression test - untimed). See FAQ for why the following tests are part of the assessment and why general ability/reasoning is excluded.
  • 7-Page Feedback report detailing improvement points and areas of weakness or strength. Click here to download an extract of a sample report that shows a competitive level of work submitted.

How it works: you’ll be given online access where you’ll download your test papers. You complete the test papers and send them to us and we’ll provide you with a report within 1-3 weekday of receiving your completed papers. For additional terms and conditions related to assessments, click here.

If there’s one thing you should do before making that decision to go for a selective school or scholarship exam, it’s an assessment. Why? Because firstly, it gives you information about the likelihood of success. Secondly, it details what improvements need to be made. Finally, it also will indicate whether or not tutoring will be or will not be useful given the time frame and your child’s standard of submitted work.

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An assessment is where you child completes a series of tests and then we provide a detailed report that indicates whether their work submitted is competitive for a selective school/scholarship exam.

The assessment includes:

  • Set of practice exam papers (60 timed mathematics questions, 50 reading comprehension questions – untimed, a written expression test - untimed). See FAQ for why the following tests are part of the assessment and why general ability/reasoning is excluded.
  • 7-Page Feedback report detailing improvement points and areas of weakness or strength. Click here to download an extract of a sample report that shows a competitive level of work submitted.

How it works: you’ll be given online access where you’ll download your test papers. You complete the test papers and send them to us and we’ll provide you with a report within 1-3 weekday of receiving your completed papers. For additional terms and conditions related to assessments, click here.

If there’s one thing you should do before making that decision to go for a selective school or scholarship exam, it’s an assessment. Why? Because firstly, it gives you information about the likelihood of success. Secondly, it details what improvements need to be made. Finally, it also will indicate whether or not tutoring will be or will not be useful given the time frame and your child’s standard of submitted work.

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FAQs - Check out the FAQs from Real Customers


Why should I get an assessment?

To save time and potentially heartache. It's a smarter way of doing things because it sets a level and and an expectation of what is achievable and what is unlikely to be achieved within a certain timeframe. It also provides information if you did wish to sit the exam as to what areas you'd need more work on and this information allows you to customise a roadmap for your child so that they're learning new things and improving on things that need improving. For example, I've had students that have been to other tuition centres and one student already knows fractions and the other doesn't but... everyone has to sit through fractions again. An assessment helps you to not waste time on your precious exam preparation.


Why don’t you have general ability tests for your assessment?

Because general ability is made up of patterns and it is not difficult to teach pattern detection. A child who doesn’t know how to pick up patterns due to lack of teaching is less likely to be able to submit a test paper assessed as 'competitive' compared to a student who has been previously taught how to pick up patterns quickly. Therefore, we don’t include general ability tests to remove skewing our assessment.

Furthermore, we consider submitted writing to be the most effective deciding whether performance is likely to be competitive for their exam because with writing you can detect the standard of spelling (which will impact on verbal reasoning), ordering and thought (all part of doing well in general ability). There are many students who perform well in general ability and maths, but without scoring well in writing, they’ll miss out on a school spot.


Why are some tests timed and some tests not timed?

As we are looking at student’s ability to be competitive for the test, speed is something that students can work on, however, speed without quality won’t get your child a spot in the school of their choosing.

We look at the quality of the student’s writing and their ability to reason in reading comprehension to get the answer correct. This is without the time limit, because if they are able to get the majority of answers correct without a time limit, that’s a good sign. All they then have to work on speed rather than quality.

Mathematics is time based because it’s a curriculum-based area and doing questions within the speed limit indicates to us how well your child knows the content to quickly apply it.


For Assessments, if my child is non-competitive does that mean they’re below average in school?

We will not comment in general if your child's academic performance is above or below average in their school as “average” in different schools means different things and there are too many variables to consider. Furthermore, as our assessment tests three areas, it would not be sufficient to determine if your child is average or above average in their own school. We only make an assessment on their work submitted for competitiveness for a scholarship exam or selective school exam.

Note that many students who are average at school or even some above average may not be assessed as competitive because their school may have different marking standards or even because they may not have learnt some of the tested areas in their school. Students whose work is assessed by us as being average only means that the work submitted is not considered competitive for a selective school or scholarship test.


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