Caring for Others ✝ Achieving Excellence
Assessment Without Levels
From September 2014, the government removed the National Curriculum levels by which schools have historically assessed children. Pupils will now be assessed against the content from the National Curriculum on a year-by-year basis, with schools being given the autonomy to decide their own approaches to assessment.
St John the Evangelist CE Primary School has been working with a number of local schools to explore how the new changes can be implemented to ensure cohesion across schools, and more importantly, to ensure that children know exactly what it is they need to do to improve and succeed.
Principles of Assessment at St John the Evangelist CE Primary School
Within all our work on assessment we are guided by these principles:
Our Approach to Assessment
Children’s ongoing progress will be assessed and formally recorded at three points in the year in relation to the expectations for their year group as detailed in the National Curriculum.
The majority of pupils will progress through the curriculum content at the same pace with the expectation that most achieve the ‘secure’ standard for their age group by the end of the year.
The links below provide information on the year group objectives children will be assessed against. These are presented as year group expectations. Some children may be working on objectives from a year group below or above their chronological age.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
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Statutory Assessment in Year 2 and Year 6
The government have released interim assessment frameworks for 2016. The links below provide the criteria for how schools must teacher assess pupils at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 this year.
In addition to teacher assessment, pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 will undertake a range of tests in May.
Click here to download an information guide for parents from the Standards and Testing Agency on Key Stage 1 and 2 tests in 2017