Assessment

Maths Whizz

Maths Whizz is a well - established and proven by research, online tutorial programme that helps children with their mathematics skills.    The programme is essentially designed to support pupils through from reception to KS3 and the main measurement of progress is the pupil's maths age. 

 

Lexia

Lexia is a well established and proven by research, online tutorial programme that helps children with their English skills. The programme is essentially designed to support pupils through from reception to KS3 and consists of 18 levels.  Its early levels focus on phonics but move through to a much greater focus on grammar and comprehension. The programme is available online and helps pupils to make the best progress if they use it for a total of at least an hour per week (ideally in 3 x 20 minute sessions).

 

New Group Reading Test

Easy to score and administer, NGRT is an ideal screening/monitoring test for groups of pupils. It enables the assessment of reading and comprehension in a single test, helping to identify, for instance, competent readers with weak comprehension skills who would benefit from a follow-up individual assessment and learning support. The assessment also measures how a pupil is performing compared to their peers at a national level.

 

Hodder Progress in Reading Assessment (PIRA)

The results of this test will be reported as a national curriculum level for this academic year.  This will allow us to continue to assess progress in sub-levels if we so wish although there may be some difference between the Hodder standardisation of levels and the previous academy standardisation.  We will look at this after the pupils have taken this test for the first time. The test is paper-based.

 

Hodder Progress in Maths Assessment (PUMA)

The results of this test will be reported as a national curriculum level for this academic year.  This will allow us to continue to assess progress in sub-levels if we so wish although there may be some difference between the Hodder standardisation of levels and the previous academy standardisation.  We will look at this after the pupils have taken this test for the first time.  The test is paper-based.

 

Changes to SATs

In the summer term of 2016, children in Year 2 and Year 6 will be the first to take the new SATs papers. These tests in English and maths will reflect the new national curriculum, and are intended to be more rigorous. There will also be a completely new marking scheme to replace the existing national curriculum levels.

At the end of Year 6, children will sit tests in:

  • Reading
  • Maths
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests will be both set and marked externally, and the results will be used to measure the school’s performance (for example, through reporting to Ofsted and published league tables). Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

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