In line with the introduction of the ‘Mastery Curriculum’, assessment procedures for children have changed. Below you will find a summary of the changes and how they will affect your child at Hawley Primary School.
What has stayed the same?
- The children will continue to take the Statutory Assessment Tests and Tasks at the end of Year 2 (KS1) and Year 6 (KS2) as a measure against the national benchmark.
- These tests will be in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
- Writing will continue to be assessed against a range of writing that the children produce over time.
- KS1 SATs will continue to be marked internally (by our KS1 team).
- KS2 SATs will continue to be marked externally.
- The Phonics Test at the end of Year 1 also remains.
What has changed?
- National levels no longer exist
- National expectations of attainment have increased, therefore some children who were working at the expected ‘level’ previously may no longer be at age expectation under the new framework.
- Each school has been expected to devise their own assessment system to measure their children’s progress against end of year expectations.
- A new Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test has been introduced as part of SATs for Year 2.
- The KS2 Mathematics paper requires greater fluency and speed.
- End of Key Stage Statutory Tests (SATs) will be reported to you as scaled scores with 100 being the expected standard.
What are we doing at Hawley Primary School?
- Your child’s attainment is now presented using the terms ‘at expectation’ ‘above expectation’ and ‘below expectation’.
- We will share with you in which areas your child is performing at, above and below expectation. Your child’s attainment may vary across areas, for example in English they may be working at expectation in composition but below expectation in spelling.
- We have worked with our local cluster of schools to devise a series of ‘Milestones’ against which we will assess the children each term in Reading, Writing and Maths. These milestones progressively build towards the expected standard for the end of each year group and then towards the national expectation at the end of each Key Stage.
- We will continue to report on your child’s progress through Parent Consultation evenings, open evenings and the End of Year Record of Achievement.