Presentation on theme: "Teacher Assessment at the end of Key Stage 1"— Presentation transcript:
1 Teacher Assessment at the end of Key Stage 1 KS1 SATS 2015Teacher Assessment at the end of Key Stage 1
2 What do teachers have to assess? At the end of KS1 it is a legal requirement for teachers to asses each child in their class. The assessments take the form of tests, tasks and teacher assessment throughout the year.Teachers FIRST have to determine:an overall level for readingan overall level for writingan overall level for speaking and listeningan overall subject level for mathsan overall subject level for scienceThe overall levels can be L1,2,or 3
3 Refining judgementsSpeaking & Listening stays at an overall level: L1,2 or 3Science stays at an overall level;L1,2,or L3
4 ReadingWhere teachers reach a Level 2 judgement for reading , they then consider whether the performance is just into level 2, securely at L2 or at the top end of L2. The judgement is then 2C,2B or 2A.If child reaches 2A for reading( teacher assessment and test) then the L3 test is given- but no fine levelling given for L3
5 Writing and spellingL2A/B/C or L3 is achieved for writing by teacher assessment throughout the year and the assessment of the long and short SAT writing tasksSpelling test : marks out of 20 are added to give the final overall fine level for writingHandwriting: marks are added to give the final, overall fine level for writing
6 NumeracyIn Maths there is one overall subject level obtained from assessing each attainment target. If teachers reach a L2 judgement it is then refined to 2C,2B or 2AIf child achieves a L2A in maths test then the L3 maths test is givenIf child achieves L3 then there is no fine levelling ( internal tracking)
7 About the testsNumeracy test:L2 and L3 Booklet with questions covering all the Attainment Target’s. Questions increase in difficulty! Questions can be read to the children.Reading test:L2 and L3 Booklet ( both fiction and non-fiction) .Questions need written answers about the text that children have read.Writing tasks: Long task= story( 45/50 minutes)and 10 minutes for planning. Short task= riddle (20 minutes)Spelling: Spelling test -key words covered in KS1. Look at picture and write word, plus a dictation with missing words. Children need to use spelling rules and phonics.
8 Administering the tests and tasks The maths tests and L3 reading test will be given to small groups of children in the libraryThe L2 reading and spelling test will be given to the whole class in the classroomThe timed long and short writing task will be given as a whole class in the classroomThe tests/tasks will take place at the start of term 5 and last for a couple of weeks. (Week beginning: April 27th-May 8th- am only) Teacher assessment and test results need to be submitted to LA by July .
9 Teacher’s judgements/assessments: Knowledge throughout the year of the child’s learning to establish ‘best fit’ levelEvidence/assessments from learning/work done in class over timeLevel descriptors in the NCAssessments using APP, Success for Writing and SAT assessments sheetsWritten, practical and oral learningThe outcomes of tasks and tests
10 Teacher assessmentThere is no test /task for Speaking and Listening and Science. These subjects are only teacher assessment
11 Use of tasks and tests:The role of tasks and tests is to help inform the final judgement that the teachers have madeThere is no requirement to report separately the levels obtained from the tasks and tests
12 How can parents help? Read to your child as much as possible Ask questions about textLearn weekly spellings and key wordsEncourage joined up writing at all timesI will always see you if I feel a little bit of help with Numeracy would be beneficial at homeDon't put any pressure on your child – they will not know they are doing these tests. I don’t mention the word ’test’The children will do one practice numeracy and reading paper before the tests
13 Any questions?Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any worries or queries then please do pop in and see me after school.