Formative assessment is standardised testing in lessons is carried out through teacher questioning, pupil interaction, pupil engagement, observations, and live marking. Feedback is given in the moment and helps a child to recognise the next steps in their learning. We will continue to use and develop the formative assessment processes that are already effectively supporting pupils ensuring that:
Summative assessment is a formal assessment of what a pupil has achieved at the end of a period, relative to the learning aims and the relevant national standards. The period may vary, depending on what the teacher is assessing. Following ½ termly assessment, teachers are required to identify pupils not making progress and provide strategies of support to help them progress.
At Edward Worlledge data is collected half-termly alongside a termly assessment period through PIXL. We use the PIXL assessment programme to identify and close gaps in learning. Teachers identify those pupils not making expected progress and implement strategies for improvement.
|Half-Termly||Phonics Screening Reading Fluency Reading Age (Salford & Accelerated Leader) Nation Curriculum Spelling tests Writing Assessments Foundation Subject Assessments|
|Termly||PiXL : Reading Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) Maths|
Early Years, Foundation Stage (EYFS) : Reception baseline assessment (RBA)
The RBA is a short assessment carried out by a teacher in the first 6 weeks of reception.
Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and other qualified school staff, such as Early Years Leads and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators, can also carry out the assessment with individual pupils.
It is similar to the on-entry checks that many schools already conduct when children start school.
The RBA takes about 20 minutes per child and is not a timed assessment. It is an assessment of a child’s early:
RBA Teacher assessment
Using the RBA data
The data is collected to create school-level progress measures for primary schools, showing the progress schools make with their pupils from reception to the end of year 6.
The data at the end of year 6 to measure pupils’ progress from reception to the end of KS2. The RBA will not be used to track individual pupils or as a performance measure for early years providers but used evaluate the progress made by pupils between reception and year 6.
Future Statutory Assessment Tests
Parents will receive a ½ termly report which will show the progress of their child in every subject.
The report will show the codes:
There will also be a teacher comment on their child’s progress and a target to support the child’s improvement.
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will oversee the assessment process and writing of reports.
Parents are asked to complete the slip at the bottom of the report to give their feedback and allow the school to seek their views on their child’s achievements and progress.