Assessment Package to track learning. Parent Information Evening 16th November 6pm
Over the summer we undertook a review of the Assessment package we trialled last year following the removal of the old ‘Levels’ system.
As a result, the decision has been made to move to a more finely tuned system which will allow us to monitor pupils’ progress in smaller, more incremental steps. I have included a schematic on the reverse of this letter. Pupils will still be measured against their progress towards meeting the end of year expectations however progress from starting points outside of their national curriculum year is made easier.
The main changes from last year include:
Instead of three broad bands of attainment there are now nine points within each year group
For example Y7 will range from 7.0 to 7.9
Pupils are expected to make seven points progress over a year from their starting point
Starting at 7.0 a pupil would have a target of 7.7, starting point of 7.2 would aim for 7.9
What do these points mean?
A pupil who reaches points 1 and 3 in their year will be deemed as ‘emerging’
A pupil who reaches between point 4 and 6 in their year will be deemed as ‘developing’
A pupil who reaches point 7 in their year will be deemed as having met the end of year expectations and be ‘secure’ in them
A pupil who reaches point 8 in their year will be deemed as having met the end of year expectations with a greater depth of understanding
A pupil who reaches point 9 in their year will be deemed as having met the end of year expectations with a high degree of mastery (top 5-10% of pupils)
We intend to hold a parent information evening on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 6.00pm which will take approximately half an hour. At this meeting we will outline further how this process works with input from English and maths.
Mr C M Wright
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