Assessment – how do you know your child is making good progress?
The former national curriculum assessment levels have been removed because the new National Curriculum has much higher standards and expectations, and no new levels for assessment have been introduced nationally. There is now no national requirement from the government in how schools should assess and record progress. It is therefore up to each school to develop its own system. The assessment format that we are using allows the teachers to assess pupils’ learning in progressive statements called steps. For each age group (Years 1 to 6) there are six age-related steps.
What does this mean for you?
Rather than sharing the old levels we will share with you the step that your child is currently working on and whether they are on track to reach their end of year expectation. Under the new National Curriculum pupils must only work on objectives for their year group and cannot be taught skills form a higher year group. For all pupils learning is deepened and broadened by providing a range of learning opportunities that offer a greater depth and breadth of understanding specific to their year group. Within each year group there are six steps and children work through these steps as they deepen their understanding of the key concepts and skills. For example if your child is in Year 3 they may be assessed at 3w+. This does not equate to the old level 3, but the 3 refers to year 3 and the ‘w+’ to Working Plus.
The link below shows the Age Related Steps.
At Wibsey Primary School we hold high expectations for our children and we know that you do too, At the end of each school year, our expectation is that children will be on the ‘secure’ step which indicates that they have reached an age-related expectation of attainment. However, there is no expectation that children necessarily progress at one step preterm as all children progress at different rates.
Wibsey Primary School Assessment Summary 2016
EYFS – Good Level of Development (Moderated Results)
Year 1 – Phonics Screening Check
Year 2 – Teacher Assessment (Moderated Results)
|Working at the Expected Standard – Wibsey||Working at the Expected Standard – National||Working at Greater Depth – Wibsey||Working at Greater Depth – National|
Year 6 – Test Results
|Working at the Expected Standard – Wibsey||Working at the Expected Standard – National||Achieving a High Score – Wibsey||Achieving a High Score – National||Progress||Scaled Score – Wibsey||Scaled Score – National|
|Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar||88%||72%||33%||22%||N/A||106.5||104|
Year 6 – Writing Teacher Assessment
|Working at the Expected Standard – Wibsey||Working at the Expected Standard – National||Working at Greater Depth – Wibsey||Working at Greater Depth – National||Progress|