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1 Walsgrave C of E Primary School Assessment in Year 62014
2 Aims To look at assessment throughout your child’s education To explain the assessment process in Year 6To explain how you can help!
3 Assessment Through a School Career Foundation Stage Foundation Stage ProfileKey Stage One (Yr2) Statutory AssessmentKey Stage Two (Yr6) Statutory AssessmentKey Stage Three (Yr9) Teacher AssessmentKey Stage Four (Yr10&11) GCSE
4 Expected Levels? National benchmark for average Yr2 pupil is level 2B Expected progress is one level every two years (e.g. Yr2 = 2A, Yr4 = 3A,Yr6 = 4A)National benchmark for average Yr6 pupil is level 4B (Level 5B= national expectations for end of Year 8. Level 6 is roughly equivalent to Grade C at GCSE – an exceptional grade!)Available tests – Level 3-5 and Level 6
5 Which subjects are assessed? EnglishGrammar, Punctuation and spelling (New to 2013)Reading (written comprehension)Writing (short task and long task – internally moderated)Maths (Test A – non-calculator, Test B – calculator, mental maths)Science – No formal Test.Teacher Assessment – Knowledge Base tests across the yearInvestigation Skills assessed as part of Science Week
6 When are subjects assessed? Week beginning 12th May 2014 – Monday to Thursday.MondayReading (Level 3-5 am)Reading (Level 6 pm)TuesdayEnglish grammar, punctuation and spelling tests (Level 3-5 am)English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests (Level 6 pm)WednesdayMental Maths (Level 3-5)Maths Paper A (Level 3-5)ThursdayMaths Paper B (Level 3-5 am)Maths paper 1 & 2 (Level 6 pm)
7 When are subjects assessed? Writing:The final level for writing will be teacher assessed and will be based on thetimed writing tests and assessments thathave taken place throughout the year.Any children who are consistently working at a high level 5 will complete a level 6 writing task in the week prior to the SATs
8 Writing example questions An example of the different tasks that the children may be asked to write. Remember there are two writing activities – a longer write and a short write!
9 English Reading – 50 marks possible 15 minutes reading then 45 minutes to answer questionsChildren may keep the booklet and SHOULD refer to it when answering questionsDifferent types of questionsMultiple choiceSentence completionInformation in a tableMore detailed answers gain up to 3 marksLiteral retrieving of information from text,inference, deduction, comment on structure orlayout of text, writer’s use of language,viewpoint, social or historical context of writing.
10 Reading example questions An example of the types of questions that the children will be asked to answer – remember there are 1, 2 or 3 marks available for each question!
11 English: Grammar Levels 3-5 The test covers: Sentence grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and spellingPaper 1 – Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary: Short Answer Questions – 45 minutes long comprising of multiple choice or short answer (one or 2 words)Paper 2 – Spelling – 20 sentences with one word missing. The children hear each word 3 times – once on its own, then within the sentence and then on its own again. No timings but should last approx 15 mins
12 English: Grammar Level 6 The test also covers: Sentence grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and spelling but is spread over 3 papers.Paper 1 –Extended Task: 30 minutes long. Children are given a writing task (similar to the old style writing tasks) They will be expected to use appropriate, varied sentence structures, a broad range of punctuation to control their writing and imaginative and precise words to convey meaning – They are not marked on spelling.Paper 2 – Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary: Short Answer Questions – 20 minutes long comprising of multiple choice or short answer (one or 2 words)Paper 3 – Spelling – 15 sentences with one word missing. The children hear each word 3 times – once on its own, then within the sentence and then on its own again. No timings but should last approx 10 mins
13 Grammar example questions An example of the types of questions that the children will be asked to answer – remember there are 1, 2 or 3 marks available for each question!
14 Mathematics Mental Maths – 20 marks possible 5, 10 and 15 second questionsRecorded on CDNo stopping allowed – each question read twiceChildren may and SHOULD use jottingsTest A – 40 marks possibleWritten paper – no calculator allowedEmphasis on written calculations45 minutesTest B – 40 marks possibleWritten paperEmphasis on operation and methodsL
15 Mathematics example questions 1. Here are three bags in a shopHow much does bag B cost to the nearest pound?
16 Mathematics example questions 2. Write in the missing numbers.One has been done for you.
17 Mathematics example questions 3. Write the answer to each of these calculations rounded to the nearest whole number.One has been done for you.To the nearest whole number75.7 × 5944667734 ÷ 60772.4 × 9.720.34 × (7.9 – 5.4)
18 What happens to the tests and results? Externally moderated tests are sent away to be markedResults and papers are returned at the end of June.We have a right of appeal against questionable markingReported to parents in school report alongside teacher assessment in July – whole level only!Passed on to secondary schools (alongside teacher assessments)Used to create ‘League Tables’ andforms part of how a school is judged.
19 How do we help? Revision programme Homework – Maths and English weekly Extra help during testsReaders – 1:1 (must fit strict criteria)Readers – words can be read to all children in maths – no explanations or spellingsExtra time (rarely given! – strict criteria)Amanuensis – scribe (also rare!)Transcription for handwriting that isdifficult to readPractice tests so less intimidating in test week.
20 How can you help? Good attendance and punctuality Enough sleep Support with homeworkCommunication with school – tell us about worries sooner rather than later!Breakfast club during SAT week!Balance of work and playNO HOLIDAYS! (during schooltime)
21 How can you help? Revision/Homework Books Please only download past papersprior to 2007!