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1 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Understanding Primary Assessment Incl. Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) at Panaga School International Stream Thursday 4 th March 2010

2 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH External validation Teachers know their children well. They keep a detailed record of assessment information about each child. This information is usually used well by teachers to set appropriately challenging targets for individual improvement.The report and analysis on assessment results for the International Stream is very good. Great strides have been made with the availability and consistency of the information about learning in the International stream. Panaga School Summary report Feb 2010.

3 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Aims of the presentation To gain an overview of assessment at Panaga School To provide information on the Primary 3 (End of Key Stage 1) Standardised Assessments Test To provide information on the Primary 7 (End of Key Stage 2) Standardised Assessment Test

4 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Assessment in the Primary School Summative Assessment of Learning Test or one off event to measure a childs progress Formative Assessment for Learning the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there Assessment Reform Group (2002)

5 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Illustration Its good to tell her how high she has jumped. (Assessment of Learning - Summative) Its much better to recognise the height and help her to jump higher. (Assessment for Learning – Formative)

6 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Teacher Assessment Teacher Assessment is carried out as part of the teaching and learning in the classroom, using both formative and summative approaches Teacher Assessment takes into account evidence of achievement in a variety of contexts e.g. written, practical and oral work, classroom work, homework, weekly tests, discussions and observations etc. Teacher Assessment provides a rounded judgement that is based upon knowledge of how a child has performed over time and across a range of contexts.It takes into account strengths and weaknesses of a child's performance. Teacher Assessments are reported termly to parents, based on UK National Curriculum levels – the brick wall The Teacher Assessed National Curriculum levels are determined by level descriptors

7 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Maths 3B Level Descriptor Read, write whole numbers to 1000 Multiply numbers by 10 or 100 Recognise multiples of 2,3,4,5 and 10. Begin to use decimal notation for money Begin to relate fractions to division Recognise simple fractions that are several parts of a whole Count back through zero Add and subtract mentally 2 digit numbers using known facts and place value Add and subtract numbers with 3 digits using written methods Use mental recall of the 2,3,4,5 and 10 multiplication tables and derive associated division facts Solve whole number problems involving multiplication and division, including remainders

8 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH The Brick Wall P83C3B3A4C4B4A5C5B5A6C P72B2A3C3B3A4C4B 4A4A 5C5B5A P61A2C2B2A3C3B 3A 4C4B4A5C P51B1A2C2B2A3C3B3A4C4B4A P41C1B1A2C2B2A3C3B3A4C P3 Working towards level 1 1C1B1A2C2B2A3C3B3A P2Working towards level 11C1B1A2C2B2A3C Below Expectation ExpectationAbove Expectation These Teacher Assessed Levels are related in your childs report. The expectations brick wall is based on the expectations at the end of the academic year and relate to U.K. benchmarking data.

9 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Progress If a child isnt making expected progress at the end of a term, they are closely monitored during the next term and extra support is put in place if progress isnt at the expected rate. Children dont all make the expected progress all the time. For example: In Primary 2, children make less significant progress following transition from Early Years, and oftern make good progress in Primary 3. In Primary 4, it is typical for children to make slower progress. In Primary 7, it is typical for children to make accelerated progress.

10 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH SATs Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) which all pupils take at the end of Key Stage 1 (Primary 3) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Primary 7) They provide a snapshot of attainment in English, Mathematics The tests take place week beginning 24 th May 2010 Primary 7 tests are marked externally and reported in the end of year report Primary 3 tests are marked internally and form part of the end of year teacher assessment on the report Children are expected to achieve a Level 4 at the end of Key Stage two and Level 2 at Key Stage one

11 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Primary 3 SATs (Standardised Summative Assessment) Children are assessed in Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths SATs are marked in school by your childs teacher The SATs support the end of year Teacher Assessments The end of year report takes into consideration the SAT assessment in the reported Teacher Assessment Samples of work (not the SATs) are sent to the UK for external moderation for Teacher Assessed levels

12 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH SATs supporting Term 3 Teacher Assessment (TA) TA based on work in Primary 3 SAT Test/Task Are TA and task/test level the same? Yes Final judgement Teacher Assessment No Consider the following: Are the test results typical; Does this child tend to perform better orally than in written work; Is the teacher confident that the TA is based on a full range of evidence; How independent is the childs class work; Has the child been given sufficient opportunity to show what they can do. Is teacher confident that TA is best reflection of what a child can do? YesNo Final judgement Teacher Assessment Final judgement test level.

13 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH What can Primary 3 parents do at home? Nothing !

14 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Primary 7 SATs English Test There are three tests -writing test -spelling test -reading test Writing test -Longer task -Handwriting is assessed as part of the longer task -Shorter task -Spelling test contains 20 words -Total of 50 marks

15 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Reading Test -Only general instructions can be read -15 minutes reading time -45 minutes to answer questions -Test can include a wide range of texts -Total of 50 marks

16 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH The Mathematic Tests There are three tests: - test A (non calculator) - test B (calculator) - mental arithmetic Test A and B have 40 marks each Mental arithmetic has 20 marks

17 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Preparing for the tests in school We are giving children opportunities to: work independently see the layout and design of previous years tests complete work in a given time learn test strategies i.e. what to do if they cannot answer a question, read a word

18 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Preparing for the tests at home Ensure your child knows their times table and division facts and then extend this to 30 x 6, 420÷7 Improve their mental addition or subtraction skills by asking them questions on the way to school e.g Remember, this should be fun Test them on their spellings at home or on the way to school Improve their reading skills by -reading regularly if they need to become a more fluent reader -asking them questions about what they have read to improve their inference/deduction skills. They may be the best in the world at decoding, but they need to understand what they have read

19 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Primary 7 Parents Dont panic! During the test week please make sure your child: -gets enough sleep -eats breakfast -comes to school with a mid morning snack and water bottle -Is encouraged. The children may be worried without showing it. Encourage them to do their best !

20 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH Support during tests For some children the school is allowed to provide support, this decision to provide support is outlined in the test guidance. Support available: Reader Prompter Extra time Amanuensis

21 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH SATs for Panaga School informing professional discussions with key partners (Parents, staff, School Board, Fieldwork Education Services, Stichting NOB, Shell Review Team) identifying pupils achievement and informing target setting monitoring the effectiveness of initiatives and strategies supporting the allocation of staffing and resources challenging the aspirations of staff, pupils and parents contributing valuable evidence towards the regular updating of the School Self Evaluation and Schools Strategic Plan.

22 Panaga School Parent Curriculum Information 3 - Assessment incl. SAT's/CH At Panaga School….. We put the greatest emphasis on ensuring children are at the heart of their learning making sure they are really clear about where they are, what they need to improve and what they need to do to get to the next level. Craig Heaton, Head of International Stream, Panaga School


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