Six-Year Net Information for Parents of Children turning Six-Years Old
The Six Year Net is a set of tests given to students on or shortly following their sixth birthday. The assessment is administered one-on-one by a teacher, and is a useful assessment tool that leaves teachers with detailed data on each child’s knowledge and skills in reading and writing.
At St Benedict’s School, we use the results to:
- Inform teaching and address the needs of students.
- Help identify students that would benefit from specialist remedial help. An example of this could include Reading Recovery.
The Six Year Net assesses a student on six areas of literacy:
- Their understanding of how books ‘work’; including their understanding of specific concepts about print.
- The strategies that they employ when reading.
- Their use of letters and their sounds when reading and writing.
- Their fluency, phrasing and expression when reading.
- Their ability to read commonly occurring words (high frequency words).
- The extent of their writing vocabulary.
Parent Information: After your child’s sixth birthday, you will be contacted by the teacher who completed their Six-Year Net and will be invited to meet with them to discuss the results. The Six-Year Net assessment is then held by the school in a student’s cumulative record of progress and achievement.