Assessment 2017 2018

In the first instance teachers and teaching assistants assess pupils’ understanding as they work. Ongoing assessment, on a lesson by lesson, basis is important for us to ascertain who may need more help or who has clearly met objectives. Responsive intervention takes place during afternoon sessions (teachers and teaching assistants work with pupils individually and in small groups).

Formative assessment
Ongoing (formative) assessment is recorded using a data system called FROG. Staff use this as a log for pupils who have met an objective and use this to help plan lessons, target interventions and assist learning. FROG data is used by teachers and the leadership team half termly to ensure pupils are keeping up with curriculum demands.

Summative assessment
Summative assessments take place half termly. These are tests and other assessments designed to give pupils an opportunity to show what they have learned, retained and what concepts and skills they can apply in unfamiliar problem solving contexts.

Parents
Parents receive short, written reports termly (December, March) and longer written reports in July. There are two formal opportunities for parents to view work and talk to class teachers about progress and attainment (October and February) but staff will discuss attainment and progress at any time during the school year at parent request.

The table below details our testing arrangements for the academic year 2017 2018.

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY WHAT NEXT?
 

Autumn 1

Reception baseline assessments

Pre-learning tasks for English, mathematics and science Y1 – Y6

On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Pupil performance reviews – headteacher and phase leaders

Review interventions

NGRT assessment tests – reading KS2

Rising stars end of half term tests: Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 SPAG reading

Rising Stars science half termly test/ assessment

Analyse, track, plan.
Settling in reports: nursery and reception

Autumn 2 On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Assessment week

Rising stars end of term tests: Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 SPAG reading

Rising Stars science half termly test/ assessment

Termly Singapore mathematics test

Analyse, track, plan.

Data input onto FROG

Phase leaders and SENDCo collate data and produce summary sheets for attainment and progress including groups: pupil premium; home grown; SEN.

Review interventions

Pupil performance meetings with headteacher

Parents: R – 6 summative ‘short’ reports

Once complete, phase leaders to give copies to class teachers, progress leaders, headteacher and governors.

Teachers to highlight priorities. Phase leaders use to inform spring term RAP.

Spring 1 Pre-learning tasks for English, mathematics and science Y1 – Y6

On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Pupil performance reviews – headteacher and phase leaders

Review interventions

Year 1 mock phonics test

Phase leaders to report to governor performance committee

Rising stars end of half term tests: Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 SPAG reading

Rising Stars science half termly test/ assessment

Analyse, track, plan.

Spring 2 On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Assessment week

Rising stars end of half term tests: Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 SPAG reading

Singapore maths termly test

Rising Stars science half termly test/ assessment

Analyse, track, plan.

Data input onto FROG

Phase leaders and SENCo collate data and produce summary sheets for attainment and progress including groups: pupil premium; home grown; SEN.

Review interventions

Pupil performance meetings with headteacher

Parents: R-6 summative ‘short’ reports

Once complete, phase leaders to give copies to class teachers, progress leaders, headteacher and governors.

Teachers to highlight priorities.

Phase leaders use to info for

summer term RAP.

 

Summer 1 On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Year 6 tests

Year 2 tests and teacher assessment

On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets

Pupil performance reviews – headteacher and phase leaders

Rising stars end of half term tests: Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 SPAG reading

Rising Stars science half termly test/ assessment

Analyse, track, plan.

Summer 2 On-going formative assessment using assessment booklets/ FROG

Year 1 phonics test

EYFS data and moderation

Year 6 teacher assessment

NFER end of year summative tests years 3 4 5

Singapore maths end of year test

Rising Stars science end of year summative test

Analyse, track, plan.

Data input onto FROG

Phase leaders and SENDCo collate data and produce summary sheets for attainment and progress including groups: pupil premium; home grown; SEN.

Analysis of all end of year data and phase leaders to report to governor performance committee

Pupil performance meetings with headteacher

Analysis of pupil premium and reports

Parents: summative ‘end of year’ reports

 

Once complete, phase leaders to give copies to class teachers, progress leaders, headteacher and governors.

Teachers to highlight priorities.

Phase leaders use to info for

autumn term RAP.