What is Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and what is it used for?

What is Cambridge Primary Checkpoint?

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is an assessment for use in the final year of primary education. It enables schools to obtain an international benchmark of learner performance to identify and address learning needs in English, Mathematics and Science. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is fully marked by Cambridge.

What do people use Cambridge Primary Checkpoint for?

There are a number of ways in which Cambridge Primary Checkpoint can be used. Some of these are outlined below:

  • To test learners’ strengths and weaknesses at the end of Cambridge Primary and prior to secondary education.
  • To use as a guide for setting/streaming.
  • To act as a basis for action planning between student and teacher.
  • To compare teaching groups/schools over years.
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