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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

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. 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.

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5 What changes have come from the Department for Education (DfE)?

6 “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

7 How will this change the assessment and reporting of my child’s attainment?

8 Moving assessment at Parrett and Axe 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. We have taken this a step further and have split the national curriculum into ‘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.

9 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, Developing or Secure The ultimate aim by the end of Year 6, is for every pupil to be ready for Secondary school, achieving the Year 6 Secure grade.

10 It is important to note that… the new curriculum is very challenging. The bar has been raised for every year group. to achieve a Secure’ 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.

11 So what will this new system look like?

12 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 Developing Secure Mastery Year 6 Emerging Year 6 Developing Year 6 Secure Year 6 Mastery Year 5 Emerging Year 5 Developing Year 5 Secure Year 5 Mastery Year 4 Emerging Year 4 Developing Year 4 Secure Year 4 Mastery Year 3 Emerging Year 3 Developing Year 3 Secure Year 3 Mastery Year 2 Emerging Year 2 Developing Year 2 Secure Year 2 Mastery Year 1 Emerging Year 1 Developing Year 1 Secure Year 1 Mastery 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

13 How will our assessment system work within each Year Group?

14 All children at the start of each Year begin at Emerging. As they begin to achieve the objectives for that year, they move through Developing towards ‘Secure’. This is the desired grade for the end of each academic year, to be ready/prepared for the following Year. Below the National Standard EmergingDevelopingSecureMastery 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 99% of the Expectations Children have met 100% of the Expectations Children have met 100% of the Expectations and can apply them to different contexts. potential progression throughout the year Secure is the aim for children to achieve by the end of each academic year. For each Year Group, there are a set of ‘Mastery Expectations’ for children who have met 100% of the Year Group expectations, To achieve these ‘Mastery 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

15 How will Teachers know which stage my child is at?

16 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 then be calculated of expectations achieved against expectations needed, to show an assessment of Emerging, Developing and Secure If a child completes all the end of year expectations before the end of the year, they begin to work on the Mastery Expectations for that year group.

17 When does this new assessment and reporting system begin?

18 It is already in place… 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’ will be added to the front of children’s books, and teachers are beginning to make their judgments. At your next parent interview, you will be able to view your child’s progress towards achieving these ‘End of Year Expectations’. We will be 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 will be found as soon as possible on our website

19 Assessment Changes January 2015


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