The National Curriculum Tests and Teacher Assessments at the end of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two will be reported in levels for the last time in the Summer Term 2015. Children in Year Two will be teacher assessed in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science.
In Year Six, children will be tested in Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Mathematics. They will be given a teacher assessment in Writing.
From the academic year 2015-2016, schools will move from an absolute measure of progress (i.e. two levels of progress required between KS1 and KS2) to a relative measure. At the same time, Key Stage Two test outcomes will be reported as a scaled score, where the expected score is 100, pupil attainment will be determined in relation to whether a child is above or below the expected score. Progress will also be measured using the scaled score and a conversion between each child’s end of KS1 score and end of KS2 scaled score.
We use a wide range of ‘Assessment for Learning’ strategies in school. This is “the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there”.
Children are assessed throughout each lesson and through their work in books by their class teachers and other members of staff in school. This information is then used to plan and adapt learning effectively to ensure that all children are learning at the appropriate level and are challenged in their learning.