At the Alport we assess pupils against age related assessment criteria which outline what a pupil is expected to know and be able to do in each year group. The achievement of each pupil is assessed against all the relevant criteria at appropriate times throughout the school year.
Each pupil is assessed as ‘working below’, ‘working towards’, ‘expected’ or ‘working at greater depth’ in relation to age related expectations. The school uses a range of assessments including teacher assessment and NFER testing to attain standardised scores three times a year.
The follwing statutory tests also carried out:
-phonics screening test (end of Yr1)
-Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) at the end of KS1 and KS2
-Times tables check (end of Yr 4)
The engagement model is also used as an assessment tool to help schools support pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and not engaged in subject-specific study.
Judgements in all subjects are made twice a year and the core subjects: Maths, English and Science are made three times a year.
Teachers are continually assessing pupils in a variety of ways to inform their judgements and next steps to ensure that every pupil meets or exceeds expectations. The data is regularly analysed by SLT and subject leaders to ensure that any pupils who are at risk of not meeting their targets are suitably supported through targeted intervention or challenged appropriately in lessons. They use a body of evidence to support their judgements which are monitored by the SLT and moderation is carried out by colleagues in school and by colleagues in other schools to make sure our assessments are fair, reliable and valid.
The achievement of pupils is shared with governors through the Teaching and Learning committee and at full governors meetings. Assessment information is also communicated to parents and pupils on a termly basis through parent consultation meetings and through annual reports.