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Headteacher Briefing KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 29 th January 2014 CHILDREN’S & ADULTS’ SERVICES.

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1 Headteacher Briefing KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 29 th January 2014 CHILDREN’S & ADULTS’ SERVICES

2 KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 Purpose of moderation “…(to) confirm whether a school’s key stage 1 teacher assessment is consistent with national standards, and if not, how the school should change it” “Moderation is a sampling process and is not a method for checking each child’s attainment…the moderation visit should focus on sampling each level awarded to ensure teacher judgements are accurate”

3 KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 Key messages Emphasis of a moderation visit is on the professional discussion between the Year 2/6 teacher and the LA external moderator. Schools should be able to justify their teacher assessment judgements from the children's work available. In confirming judgements, teachers and LA moderators must refer to the National Curriculum level descriptors. No need to create portifolios No national sub-levels for level 1 or level 3 (KS1 only) Schools need to finalise teacher assessments and submit their results to Ealing LA by 20th June 2014 (KS1 only)

4 KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 Moderation visits LA required to moderate 25% of schools Schools will be notified of a moderation visit within the last week of the spring term by letter and email (week beg 31.03.13) Moderation visit take half-day Schools will be asked to send their most recent teacher assessments for each class to moderators before visit. Details of the moderation sample will be given to schools on the day of the visit or day before.

5 KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 Moderation visit Moderators will use APP to support the moderations and discussion process but will finalise judgements based on ‘best fit’ using the NC level descriptors. At KS1, moderator will provide suitable feedback and written report about the accuracy of judgements and quality of evidence, making appropriate suggestions for support. At KS2, the report will detail the teacher and moderator judgements and any changes. Where teacher judgements cannot be validated, the school must review and change its teacher assessment before submitting the data to the LA.

6 KS1 and KS2 Moderation 2014 Evidence Examples of independent work (which shows the clearest evidence of embedded learning) As well as work supported through direct modelling, use of prompts or guided group work and cross-curricular work In writing, a range of fiction/non-fiction and genres. Clarity on the amount of support a child has received with their work. Moderators may look at and discuss results of KS1 tasks and tests to find out how they have been used to inform teacher assessment.

7 KS1 Moderation 2014 Moderation Visit Moderation visits take place between 2nd June and 13th June 2014 Moderate reading, writing and maths Moderation sample will be a minimum of 10% across the cohort, or in a one-from entry, 3 children. Moderators will listen to pupils read, and if time, will play a short maths game with the children eg connect 4. snakes and ladders etc. Y2 teachers expected to be released to discuss and review evidence with moderators for the whole of the visit.

8 KS1 Moderation 2014 Open-Surgery sessions: Moderation Open Surgery sessions at the EEC on: - 17 th June 9:00 -12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00pm and - 18 th June from 1:00 -4:00pm These sessions are for schools that have been moderated and non-moderated schools Opportunity to discuss borderline judgements with moderators and other school colleagues. Moderated schools – must bring evidence for those cases where agreement was not reached during the visit.

9 KS2 Writing Moderation 2014 Moderation Visit Moderation visits takes place between 2 nd June and 20 th June 2014. KS2 writing moderators have all passed the STA standardisation test Moderate writing from level 2 – level 6 Moderation sample will be a minimum of 15% across the cohort or if one-form entry, a minimum of 5 children. Y6 teachers expected to be released to discuss and review evidence with moderators for the whole of the visit.

10 Inter – LA group Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Haringey and Enfield Importance of Quality assurance processes: - Inter-LA moderation meeting to ensure quality assurance LA moderators at KS1 and KS2 – on 6 th February 2014 - Quality assurance visits to other LAs to ensure consistency of moderation visits - Inter-LA panel meeting to review appeals on 20 th June 2014

11 Phonics Screening Check 2014 For all children in Year 1, including children registered at maintained nursery school at age 6 For children in Year 2 who did not meet the required standard or have not taken it before. Check administered from 16 th to 20 th June 2014 by a teacher. Children who have recently moved in the country and are unable to understand letters and sounds in English do not take the phonics check - can consider testing them next year If child absent in test week, can take check anytime up until 27 June 2014. Threshold mark is not included with the check materials – will be available on DfE website on 30th June 2014

12 Phonics Screening Check Monitoring Visits LA will request phonics screening check timetables from all schools in May 2014 LA make unannounced monitoring visits to 10% of schools before, during and after the screening check week. Visits will check storage, security and administration of the materials A report is written and given to the HT and sent to DfE

13 National Curriculum and Assessment from September 2014 (update 27.01.14) Curriculum Pupils in Y1, Y2, Y5 and Y6 in 2014/15 will follow the current National Curriculum in English, Maths and Science till 2014/15 Current pupils in Y1 and Y5 will be the last cohort to sit the KS1 and KS2 tests in 2014/15 Assessment Removed level descriptors from the National Curriculum New KS2 test in English, Maths and Science based on the new NC will be in summer 2016 –Sample questions available from summer 2014 –Sample full tests available from summer 2015 Findings from consultation on new framework for Primary Assessment and Accountability published shortly

14 Assessment Innovation Award Innovation fund set up for schools to share new curriculum and assessment systems and processes -innovation-fund-application-form -innovation-fund-application-form Model assessment systems and case studies and examples of ‘what good looks like’ in relation to new programmes of study will be made available through the year.

15 Ealing Assessment Working Party Ealing LA would like to work with schools to discuss and gain a better understanding of assessment processes to start Spring term 2. If interested contact: Rita Patel 07908 619556

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