As part of our teaching and learning, assessment is an ongoing process. In lessons, we judge how children are performing against a set of objectives, and adjust our input and support in order to help children make good progress. Marking and feedback helps children to recognise where they need to improve.
At key assessment points throughout the year, children also complete assessment tests in Reading, Maths and GAPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). The results of these tests are analysed, so that teachers can plan accordingly for groups of learners, in order to "plug" any gaps in learning and also plan for what they need to progress to next, in order to make good progress. Writing is assessed through teacher assessment, in which children complete set tasks, after discussion and planning with the teacher.
At the end of each Key Stage (Years 2 and 6), children take the national tests (SATs). In these tests, children are judged to be working at, below or above the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. Reading and maths are assessed through tests. In addition, children in Key Stage 2 also take the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test. The results of these tests are reported to parents alongside teacher assessment results.
Please follow the link below to find out more about the 2019 tests for Key Stages One and Two.