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1 Changes to assessment and reporting of children’s attainment A guide for Parents and Carers Please use the SPACE bar to move this slideshow at your own pace Beaver Road Academy Trust

2 Before reading this guide, if your child is currently in Year 2 or Year 6 during the academic year: They will continue to be assessed against National Curriculum levels from the old curriculum. Your child will complete the End of Key Stage Assessments (SATs) in the same format as previous years. At parental consultations, and for your end of year report, you will receive a ‘level’ of your child’s attainment. This is the last year that SATS and ‘levels’ will be in this format. Beaver Road Academy Trust The remainder of this Booklet/Slideshow outlines the changes in assessment that schools, teachers, pupils and parents and carers face in light of a new National Curriculum and assessment and reporting procedures.

3 What changes have come from the Department for Education (DfE)? Beaver Road Academy Trust

4 “As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the current system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress will be removed from September 2014 and will not be replaced. By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils’ learning. The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches this content. The curriculum must include an assessment system which enables schools to check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report regularly to parents.” National curriculum and assessment from September 2014: information for schools Beaver Road Academy Trust

5 How will this change the assessment and reporting of my child’s attainment? Beaver Road Academy Trust

6 Moving assessment at Beaver Road forward With levels now gone, all schools have been given the freedom to select an assessment procedure that is clearer for parents and carers. As a school we must report back on whether a pupil is achieving the expectations for the end of each key stage. At Beaver Road we have taken this a step further and have split the national curriculum in to ‘End of Year Expectations’ for English and Mathematics. This is a list of the key objectives that pupils need to know by the end of each academic year. Beaver Road Academy Trust

7 How will we report back to parents? From Year 1 to Year 6, every pupil has a set of ‘End of Year Expectations’ to achieve by the end of each academic year in English and Mathematics. At parental consultations, and for your child’s end of year report, you will be given information on: the percentage of the ‘Expectations’ that have been met… …from this you will be informed of an assessment of either Emerging (split into 3 stages), Expected or Exceeding The ultimate aim is by the end of Year 6, is for every pupil to be ready for Secondary school, by achieving the Year 6 Expected grade. Beaver Road Academy Trust

8 It is important to note that… the new curriculum is very challenging. The bar has been raised for every year group. to achieve an ‘Expected’ grade in Year 6, researchers and educationalists have compared it to an old level 4A/5C. Previously, a child only had to reach the level 4C threshold to have met the old national expectations for the end of Key Stage 2. Beaver Road Academy Trust

9 So what will this new system look like? Beaver Road Academy Trust

10 Level 6 Level 5a Level 5b Level 5c Level 4a Level 4b Level 4c Level 3a Level 3b Level 3c Level 2a Level 2b Emerging Expected Exceeding/Mastery Year 6 Emerging 1 Year 6 Emerging 2 Year 6 Emerging 3 Year 6 Expected Year 6 Exceeding Year 5 Emerging 1 Year 5 Emerging 2 Year 5 Emerging 3 Year 5 Expected Year 5 Exceeding Year 4 Emerging 1 Year 4 Emerging 2 Year 4 Emerging 3 Year 4 Expected Year 4 Exceeding Year 3 Emerging 1 Year 3 Emerging 2 Year 3 Emerging 3 Year 3 Expected Year 3 Exceeding Year 2 Emerging 1 Year 2 Emerging 2 Year 2 Emerging 3 Year 2 Expected Year 2 Exceeding Year 1 Emerging 1 Year 1 Emerging 2 Year 1 Emerging 3 Year 1 Expected Year 1 Exceeding We move away from an assessment system that runs throughout the School and across Year Groups where children are encouraged to accelerate through the levels. We move to a system where pupils are assessed against a key set of expectations per Year Group. The children are to learn in greater depth and apply their learning to a wide variety of situations. They are not accelerated through levels, instead they develop a deeper understanding and an ability to apply this understanding across other subjects and in a variety of situations. At the beginning of each year they face the challenge of a new set of End of Year Expectations

11 How will our assessment system work within each Year Group? Beaver Road Academy Trust

12 All children at the start of each Year begin at Emerging 1. As they begin to achieve the objectives for that year, they move towards ‘Expected’. This is the desired grade for the end of each academic year, to be ready/prepared for the following Year. Beaver Road Academy Trust Below the National Standard Emerging 1Emerging 2Emerging 3EXPECTEDEXCEEDING/Mast ery Exceptional Children are not able to access their age-related expectations and are working on expectations from previous year groups Children are meeting 50% or below of the Expectations Children are meeting between 50% and 75% of the Expectations Children are meeting between 75% and 99% of the Expectations Children have met 100% of the Expectations and can apply them to different contexts. Children have met 100% of the Expectations and 25% of the Expectations are to an ‘Exceeding” standard Children have completed 100% of the exceeding statements for their age-related expectations. This is the stage that describes children with attainment significantly beyond age typical expectations. potential progression throughout the year Emerging is split into 3 parts to aid monitoring progress throughout the early portion of the school year, when the children are beginning their work towards achieving a new set of expectations. Expected is the aim for children to achieve by the end of each academic year. For each Year Group, there are a set of ‘Exceeding Expectations’ for children who have met 100% of the Year Group expectations, To achieve these ‘Exceeding Expectations’ a child must show that: They make no mistakes They work at a rapid pace They can consistently apply that objective in a range of situations They can apply what they know to other subjects They have a ‘mastery’ of that objective

13 How will Teachers know which stage my child is at? Beaver Road Academy Trust

14 Example – Below is the Year 4 End of Year Expectations for Mathematics Teachers will keep a running record of children’s understanding of these expectations Teachers will make a judgment of when a child has achieved an expectation – adding notes where necessary A percentage can be then calculated of expectations achieved against expectations needed, to show an assessment of Emerging 1, Emerging 2, Emerging 3, Expected If a child completes all the end of year expectations before the end of the year, they begin to work on the Exceeding (mastery) Expectations for that year group, if they achieve 25% of these they are graded as Exceeding Beaver Road Academy Trust

15 When does this new assessment and reporting system begin? Beaver Road Academy Trust

16 It is already in place… Since June 2014, with this expected change in mind, the Beaver Road Senior Leadership Team and Subject Leaders in English and Mathematics, began creating the ‘End of Year Expectations’. Since the start of this academic year, lessons have been taught to begin achieving these expectations in line with the new National Curriculum requirements. ‘End of Year Expectations’ have been added to the front of children’s books, and teachers are beginning to make their judgments. At your next parental consultation evening, you will be able to view your child’s progress towards achieving these ‘End of Year Expectations’. We are updating our end of year reports in response to the curriculum changes and subsequent changes we have made to our assessment procedures. Year Group expectations can be found on your child’s Year Group Page at Beaver Road Academy Trust

17 Assessment Changes December 2014 Beaver Road Academy Trust


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