Private elementary school assessment process

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What you should expect during a private elementary school assessment is a couple of things depending on what grade you're applying to. If you're applying to kindergarten, every school puts together its own kindergarten assessment. There are schools that band together and use companies that offer a kindergarten assessment and then the school will use that assessment. The assessment is actually a very well rounded assessment – they're not just looking to see if your child can count to ten or to a hundred; they're looking to see a wide range of skills that they will need to be successful in kindergarten, such as being able to sit quietly for ten to twenty minutes and follow directions that the teacher will give. They're looking to see whether you have a child who can sustain interest in an activity, or a child who runs from activity to activity. They're looking to see whether your child has some fine motor skills they'll need in kindergarten in order to learn how to write properly. They will look to see whether your child is already reading or has some rudimentary knowledge of the alphabet. And then, they will look at all of these factors and determine how well your child's level of skill and abilities in these different areas fit in what their actual classroom looks like.

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Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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