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Assessment

For the academic year 2015/2016. the Government are replacing levels with new children's performance descriptors.


The new national curriculum, which was introduced in September 2014, sets higher expectations for what teachers should teach, and gives them the freedom to decide how to teach. Levels were intended to provide a universal framework to ensure that schools were measuring attainment and progress consistently. But, over time, it became clear that the level descriptors, which were not closely related to curriculum content, were ambiguous and open  to different interpretations.

There will continue to be statutory national tests (with results as a scaled score) and teacher assessments (using new performance descriptors) at the end of key stages 1 and 2 in key subjects.


The new performance descriptors are closely aligned to the new national curriculum.

 

TEACHER ASSESSMENT

KS1

In reading, writing and mathematics teachers will assess children against three standards:

working towards the expected standard

working at the expected standard

working at greater depth within the expected standard

For science children will be assess against one standard: working at the expected standard.

 
KS2

In reading, mathematics and science children are assessed against one standard:
working at the expected standard. Pupils will be grouped into 2 categories; the ‘working at the
expected standard’ category plus an additional category for those pupils that do not meet that
standard.

In writing, teacher assessment is the primary outcome used for accountability.
Teachers must refer to the interim framework when making their teacher assessment judgement.
The framework contains 3 standards:

working towards the expected standard

working at the expected standard

working at greater depth within the expected standard

 

School Assessment Data

Please click here for our Analysis of data 2015/16

Please click the links below to see our key assessment data for 2016.

For assessment data from 2015 and earlier please visit www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance