Secondary Newcomer Assessment Process

Please note that at least one parent/guardian (with identification) must accompany the student to the assessment

Students are required to complete an initial assessment in English proficiency (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and Mathematics. This may take 3-4 hours. No preparation is required.

The results are used to help with the student’s English and Math placement at the receiving school. Also, the assessment provides the school with valuable background information.

What Happens After the Assessment

The assessment teacher will:

  • Provide feedback to the student and family regarding assessment results, recommended equivalencies and placement recommendations
  • Provide the family with a referral package to bring to the receiving school
  • Provide the receiving school with a detailed report regarding the placement

Students who require ESL/ELD programs will be referred to the ESL/ELD Centre Schools. Where necessary, transportation will be arranged for eligible students referred to an ESL/ELD Centre school outside of the home area.

ESL/ELD Centre Schools