Unhelpful comments from children, such as "I scored 9/10 in my maths test," may initially seem positive, but they lack context and comparative depth. In reality, many other students in the class may have achieved the same score, rendering the accomplishment less significant than it appears.

Similarly, statements like "I cannot do fractions" fail to specify the level of difficulty the child is encountering. Is it basic fractions or more complex concepts that pose a challenge? Without clarity, parents are left uncertain about the extent of their child's struggles and how to best support them.

Moreover, assertions like "My teacher said I am the best at English in my class" offer little insight into how the child's performance stacks up against peers nationally or in similar age groups. While it's encouraging to receive positive feedback, understanding where a child stands in relation to broader benchmarks is crucial for gauging their progress and identifying areas for improvement.

Even remarks such as "Johnny has had an excellent term; there isn't much more he can do to improve" can be misleading. No child is academically perfect, and there is always room for growth and development. Parents should view such comments with a critical eye and continue to encourage their children to strive for excellence.

In the broader context, teacher-to-parent feedback often lacks depth and comparison. While it's essential for children to view learning as a lifelong journey rather than a competition, parents deserve comprehensive insights into their child's aptitude and relative strengths and weaknesses, particularly in core subjects like English and maths. Many parents find themselves in the dark about their child's academic standing compared to peers of similar age nationwide.

Enter the APT from ESB, a groundbreaking assessment tool offered by select consultancies globally. The APT is an online, AI-powered, adaptive test aligned with the UK national curriculum, designed for children aged 6-16. It evaluates proficiency in English, maths, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning without the pressure of a 'pass' or 'fail' outcome.

Completing the APT in just 60-90 minutes provides invaluable insights into a child's progress, strengths, weaknesses, and potential for success in future academic endeavours. Following the assessment, parents receive a thorough 30-minute feedback consultation to discuss their child's detailed report and develop a tailored plan for their educational journey.

Are you left wondering about your child's relative abilities? Do you seek clarity on their strengths and weaknesses in English and maths, or their national standing compared to peers of the same age? Discover more about the APT and how it can illuminate your child's educational path.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or reach out to us via our account on bloss. At ESB, we're dedicated to empowering parents with valuable insights and offer a complimentary 15-minute discovery call for those interested in learning more about our services.

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