Assessment

With the introduction of a changed curriculum in September 2014, the government did away with the levelling method of assessment that many of you may be familiar with.

They has not been a solid replacement, with assessment methods changing each year, especially in measurement of writing.  It takes the form of an overall judgement in Reading, Writing and Maths for each of the key stages that will place your child into a category similar to the following:

  • Working Towards National Standard
  • National Standard
  • Above National Standard (Greater Depth) – Writing Only

The decision will be made by either a compulsory test in the case of maths and reading, or by teacher assessment in writing.   They will be giving the National Standard a median score of 100, with children ranked above and below this to a measured degree.

We are using the statutory objectives given in the new curriculum, as they are organised into Year Group Expectations, as a means of assessing each pupil’s attainment and progress throughout the year, combined with a set of assessments from NfER (for years 3/4/5) and Testbase (Y6) that use national data comparisons to inform us of their probable end of key stage outcomes.

So you can understand the changes a little further, we have provided the expectations here, broken down into the three subjects and by year group (or in some cases, by a combination of years).  These are directly from the National Curriculum.

Reading

Writing

 Maths

There are references to Appendices, and these can be read here:

The government’s National Curriculum Page was used as the main resource.