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Levelling without levels…
End of year 6 we think is more like an old 4a.
Accurate grammar and punctuation is a much bigger focus – more than content and composition.
There is a prescriptive list of the grammar, punctuation and spelling for each year group.
There is more focus on phonics for spelling earlier in year 1 – not just phonics for reading.
Handwriting – there is a specified requirement for joined handwriting by the end of year 3.
There is a bigger focus on proof reading and accuracy.
There are less specific genres to be covered in writing – focus is more on quality of written English.
There is a more focus on spoken English including standard English – we need to model this as children will
be more deeply assessed on these areas.
 In reading, as well as detailed comprehension there is new focus on reading aloud with pace and expression.
For this year children in year 2 and 6 will do the ‘old’ SATs.
We have limited information about the new SATS for
The new year 6 assessments will focus on using
and applying in maths. It will be a ‘secondary ready’ test –
only assessing if they have reached, and can use and
apply the end of year 6 expectations.
The new year 2 assessments for writing will be
focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation. This is
more like a SpAG test.
Criteria for assessment
• Children assessed against the end of year expectations for
their current year group known as ‘milestones’
• Each assessment point determines pupils progress
achieving the ‘milestone’ for their current year.
• Those who have already solidly and completely met end of
year expectations can begin working towards the next year.
• Pupils who have not met the previous years objectives
need to continue to work towards them but also
experience own year group so they don’t drop further
Tracking points
Each year group split into 3 points
Year 3
Milestone 2 (end y2) = 15 points
Milestone 3 (end y3) = 18 points
16 points = y3 skills emerging – above y2 skills, beginning to
show progress in y3 skills – may be some fully achieved
17 points = y3 skills developing – more confident with a wider
range of year 3 skills, a number of skills fully achieved.
18 points = y3 skills secure – all y3 skills achieved confidently.
End of year assessments
All children assessed against their current year ‘milestone’ as
well as given their ‘point’.
Not yet achieved their milestone ‘ Emerging’
Fully achieved their milestone ‘Expected’
Working towards the next milestone ‘Exceeding’
Example – y4
LA child – 19 points ‘year 4 emerging’
MA child – 21 points ‘year 4 expected’
HA child – 27 points ‘year 4 exceeding’ (equivalent to y6
End of KS2 assessments
‘Secondary ready’ test.
Can children use and apply the end of year 6
Milestone 5 = 24 points
25 points = emerging towards milestone 6
26 points = developing towards milestone 6
27 points = secure at milestone 6 ‘secondary ready’
27 points current 4b – new 27 is more like 5c
Points linked to titles
y3 band
y4 band
Pupils progress
End of year 3
Autumn year 4
Spring year 4
Summer year 4
Emerging year 3
16 points
Emerging year 4
17 points
Emerging year 4
18 points
Emerging year 4
19 points
Expected year 3
18 points
Emerging year 4
19 points
Expected year 4
20 points
Expected year 4
21 points
Exceeding year 3
21 points
Expected year 4
22 points
Exceeding year 4
23 points
Exceeding year 4
24 points
The new points are not the same as
the old.
Tracking Points
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Tracking points
•Rather than levels and APS points we will now use tracking points. Although the
numbers are similar the expectation is not ie. what you have to do for 18 APS
points is not the same as 18 tracking points; you have to do more to get 18
tracking points.
•The end of year is a called a milestone ie. milestone 3 is the end of year 3.
•Each milestone matches to a tracking point – milestone 3 is 18 points.
•Between milestones each year has 3 points which children progress through (in
year 3 16,17 and 18)
•We are in the process of allocating skills to each point ie. what 17 or 16 points
•Children who are higher or lower achievers may be working towards end of year
milestones for a different year group.
•We expect children to make 3 points progress a year.
•At the end of year we will report children’s attainment compared to the
expectation of their current year group. ie.
An ‘average’ child in year 4 would be expected to achieve 21 points (meeting all of
year 4 expectations). This would be reported as ‘expected for year 4’.
A child in year 4 achieving 25 points (which is equivalent to the end of y5
expectation) is reported as ‘exceeding for year 4’
A child in year 4 achieving 19 points (which is still working towards the y4
expectation) is reported as ‘emerging for year 4’
Changing over to new assessment
• Autumn 1 – ‘baseline’
against new expectations
– Allocate children new
points based on their
performance against end of
year milestone
– Some pupils may look like
they have gone backwards
as the expectations for each
point have increased.
– Parents will be informed to
ensure they understand
• Autumn 2 – all
assessment against
new expectations
(except y2/6)
Switching over
 Teachers have been asked to continue on the old system until half term. They will then switch children over
to the new tracking sheets.
 Some children will appear to have gone backwards as they may no longer be meeting their year group
expectations. Ie. a child who was an old 3c- (18 APS) at the end of year 3, which was average, may not have
met all the new end of year 3 expectations so may be 17 tracking points.
The parents meeting is to warn parents of this and explain why – ie. because expectations have been raised.
Current y6 / y2
• Teach new curriculum (expectations are higher).
• Assess, track and report against old ‘levels’ and points
ie. 27 points = 4b+
• Need to be aware of the differences in APS points (old)
and Tracking points (new) especially in y6
• Use old ‘level descriptors’ but keep in mind their
progress towards milestone.
• At end of year (after SATS) will transfer to ‘new points’

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