Year 4 PEAC Assessments

GIFTED AND TALENTED: Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC)

ASSESSMENT OF YEAR 4 STUDENTS FOR THE PEAC PROGRAM

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This letter is to give you information on the upcoming testing of Yr 4 students for entry into PEAC. This testing happens across all Government schools in WA to assess students’ suitability for the PEAC program. The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6.

PEAC offers a range of out of school courses that provide the most able students, with work that is intellectually challenging. All students in Year 4 will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

Students who are performing well at school are possible candidates for the program. There are also some students in Year 4 whose potential is not so easily recognized. These may be students who are underachieving at school or students who demonstrate certain skills and abilities more at home than at school.

Testing at Kapinara Primary will occur on the morning of Wednesday 14 October, 2020. (Week 1, Term 4) Testing will be held in the library and start promptly at 8.45am.

The test will measure the student’s ability to recognise patterns and to predict with speed and accuracy, as well as measure their ability to apply their knowledge and learning.

If you do not wish your child to be included in the PEAC assessment please notify Mrs Powell, in writing, by Monday 12 October, 2020.

The scores from the test will be used in the selection of students for PEAC courses and extension programs conducted in 2021 and 2022 and also to inform educational provision in schools. The school will be notified of students being invited into PEAC, later in the term and will notify the parents of these students by email.

If you would like any further information about PEAC, please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Powell.

Yours sincerely,                                                     

Kylie Powell                                                             
PEAC Coordinator