Presentation on theme: "Assessment and tracking evening Year 3 and 4. Aims and purpose of the evening Provide an overview of how children are assessed and what these assessments."— Presentation transcript:
Assessment and tracking evening Year 3 and 4
Aims and purpose of the evening Provide an overview of how children are assessed and what these assessments mean in terms of levels, sub levels, attainment and progress for each individual To put the school’s performance in terms of achievement and progress into the national context Provide information to support discussions about your individual child at parent/teacher liaison evenings Structure and Questions
So what is assessment all about ? The data confusion Tracking individual children against their own expected progress Identifying those who are off track early and planning intervention to respond to this Identifying those who are making accelerated progress and ensuring the teaching and learning responds to this.
Understanding the levels What does each level mean The range of levels are 1 – 5 Splitting the level down – C,B,A For example – 3C ( Lower), 3B ( Middle), 3A ( Higher) Teacher assessment and allocating a sub level 5A 5B 5C 4A 4B 4C 3A 3B 3C 2A 2B 2C 1A 1B 1C Progression
Progress and attainment in the context of Key stage two The start of the journey – FS2 and the Early years curriculum Moving to Year 1 and expected progress Year 2 benchmarking – level 2B Progression based on year 2 exit scores – by end of year 6 = 2 levels progress
Understanding the levels Expected Yearly progress – aim for 3 sub levels over two years Example child enters year 3 at 2B, by end of year four working at 3B, by the end of year 6 working at level 4B Setting ambitious targets for improved progress means that we are looking to deliver two sub levels progress a year.
5A 5B 5C 4A 4B 4C 3A 3B 3C 2A 2B 2C 1A 1B 1C KS1 Level Year 4 1 whole level from KS1 level Year 6 2 whole levels from KS1 level Year 3 1 or 2 sub-levels from KS1 level Year 5 1 sub-level away from 2 levels progress
Attainment against national expectations Attainment only makes sense when linked to individual progress. National expectations for the ‘average child’ FS2 point 6, Year 2 Level 2B, Year 4 level 3B, year 6 Level 4B. National expectations for the ‘above average child’ FS2 point 6+, Year 2 Level 3, Year 4 Level 4, Year 6 Level 5
Seeking Excellence for all in all Each individual has their own targets based on expected progress from their starting points Focusing on individuals to maximise their progress, which in turn maximises their attainment.
How does the school use its data Individual tracking based on expected progress. Use of APP grids. Individual targets based on the individuals journey with ambitious target setting to raise attainment Pupil Progress reviews every term Data analysis based on progress and target setting
Target setting Based on individual need Includes the learner and the parents and carers – targets in books, discussions with groups and individuals, parent and carers evenings Drives our allocation of resources
How can you help your child? Knowing what their targets are in terms of overall progress and next steps Supporting them with their learning logs and homework Supporting their reading and development of essential maths skills Celebrating their individual achievements Keeping the balance
So how do we perform as a school? OFSTED judge us on various specific areas
KS2 Percentage of children achieving in English and Maths Level 4 plus Level 5 Number of children making two levels progress Number of children achieving level 4 in both subjects and making two levels progress in both subjects
KS2 performance Level 4+ English 96% National % Maths 93% National %
KS2 performance Level 5 English 67% National % Maths 54% National %
KS2 performance 2 levels progress English 98% National 88% – 95% Maths 96% National 78% - 91% 3 levels progress English 44% Maths 26%
KS2 performance Number of children achieving level 4 in both subjects Both subjects 91% National 77% - 89%
Key areas we are working on to improve achievement and progress Securing and extending two levels progress across the key stage Developing confidence in using and applying techniques in maths Extending level 5 performance in writing for both genders
Overall context of the school Improved performance in terms of attainment and progress Secure pupil tracking and target setting Rigorous monitoring and assessment systems A total commitment to Excellence for all in all
Information to take away and future curriculum meetings Year 6 support material Maths curriculum evening on Tuesday 27 th October 2009 Year SATS preparation briefing Presentation on the school website Review sheets
A practical example Child exiting FS2 with a profile score of point 6 Expected progress to end of KS1 – level 2B Expected progress to end of KS2 – level 4 In order to achieve this : 1 level progress a year in KS1, 3 sublevels ( 1 level) progress by end of year 4, 2 levels progress by end of year 6.