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CYP1 > CYP2 - format of final exam/tests?

Hello there EFers,

My little one has just entered the second year of Primaire 1 (CYP 1/2). We live in Vaud.

The jump from the first year to the second year in CYP 1 is automatic and fairly straightforward. But I understand that from CYP1 to CYP 2, there is an 'external' exam/test that is scored for all the children in the Canton and not just his class?

I will be grateful for your advice (and experience) on the duration, format of these tests, how they are scored. Also, what is the flexibility for children with learning disabilities who might need more time than others to complete a certain exercise.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: CYP1 > CYP2 - format of final exam/tests?


Try this link:

The various documents give you the actual ECR (épreuves cantonales de référence) tests from 2009, and also say how long the different bits lasted. Quite interesting actually.

I found something on a canton Geneva website that explained the conditions (extra time, etc) for kids with dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc. I didn't come across it online for Vaud, so maybe it would be best to ask the teacher about this directly. Ask for a web link, also for the most up-to-date info on the test format.

The main purpose of the ECR tests after CYP 1 and 2, (known outside of Vaud as the 2nd and 4th classes, or HarmoS 4th and 6th year) is to help the education authorities compare classes and schools. They will not play a key role in your child moving up to the next class. The teacher will know your child well and be able to say (and tell you) how he is doing without them.

At the end of the 6th (HarmoS 8th) class the ECR tests in Vaud count for 30% in the decision as to whether the child will go to the voie prégymnasiale or générale. But that is still a long way away for you .

Hope this helps.
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