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Senior Cycle Maths Competency Tests.

Below you will find the Senior Cycle Maths competency tests. Currently we have two samples for schools to choose from. Leaving cert Ordinary level and Leaving Cert Higher level.

So that the tests can be used by as many schools as possible the tests are in Google forms format or Microsoft forms format. There is a separate exam for both Ordinary Level and Higher Level. The exams are identical in either format.

The content of the exam is based on the Junior Certificate syllabus. Best practice will be to administer the exam early on in either Transition Year or fifth year.

The test may be used for collecting data regarding possible ACTIONS that may be taken in your school. The rationale here is that the exam can be used for formative assessment. The advantage of this approach is that:

  • individual and collective weaknesses will be identified early on in the year and appropriate planning, interventions and measures can be taken at an early stage to address the problems or strengths identified
  • areas of weakness give a rationale for implementing a whole-school common approach.

As it is not standardised the test should be tailored to suit the needs of individual schools. The recommended time given for the test is between 40-45 minutes.

Links to the Maths competency tests are below.

Google forms:

When you are downloading these forms Google will force you to copy them to ensure you don’t edit the original. It also means that sensitive student data remains within your own control and school only.

Senior Cycle Ordinary level

Senior Cycle Higher Level

Microsoft Forms:

If you click on this link you can duplicate the form by clicking the duplicate button at the top. Then the form is yours to share and edit.

Senior Cycle Ordinary level

Senior Cycle Higher Level