In order for you to understand the Sten scores on your child’s report, the following information may be of use from the NCCA web site:
Standardised tests measure your child’s achievement in literacy and numeracy compared to other children throughout the country at the same class level or age level. Schools are required to administer these tests at the end of second, fourth and sixth class.
Sharing assessment information with parents is an important part of teachers’ assessment practice. To help schools in this process, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has developed information sheets for parents which explain the meaning of standardised test scores.
Please see the following information sheet for more information. A copy has also been sent with your child’s report.