Changes To Assessment & Reporting Of Children`s Attainment

A guide for Parents and Carers
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Changes to
assessment and
reporting of
children’s attainment
• They will continue to be assessed against National
Curriculum levels from the old curriculum.
• Your child will complete the End of Key Stage Assessments
(SATs) in the same format as previous years.
• At parental consultations, and for your end of year report,
you will receive a ‘level’ of your child’s attainment.
• This is the last year that SATS and ‘levels’ will be in this
The remainder of this Booklet/Slideshow outlines the changes
in assessment that schools, teachers, pupils and parents and
carers face in light of a new National Curriculum and
assessment and reporting procedures.
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Before reading this guide, if your child is
currently in Year 2 or Year 6 during the
2014-2015 academic year:
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What changes have come
from the Department for
Education (DfE)?
National curriculum and assessment from September 2014: information for schools
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• “As part of our reforms to the national curriculum, the
current system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s
attainment and progress will be removed from
September 2014 and will not be replaced. By removing
levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way
that they plan and assess pupils’ learning.
• The programmes of study within the new National
Curriculum (NC) set out expectations at the end of each
key stage, and all maintained schools will be free to
develop a curriculum relevant to their pupils that teaches
this content. The curriculum must include an assessment
system which enables schools to check what pupils have
learned and whether they are on track to meet
expectations at the end of the key stage, and to report
regularly to parents.”
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How will this change the
assessment and reporting of
my child’s attainment?
• With levels now gone, all schools have been given
the freedom to select an assessment procedure that
is clearer for parents and carers.
• As a school we must report back on whether a pupil
is achieving the expectations for the end of each key
• At Beaver Road we have taken this a step further and
have split the national curriculum in to ‘End of Year
Expectations’ for English and Mathematics. This is a
list of the key objectives that pupils need to know by
the end of each academic year.
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Moving assessment at Beaver
Road forward
From Year 1 to Year 6, every pupil has a set of ‘End of
Year Expectations’ to achieve by the end of each
academic year in English and Mathematics. At parental
consultations, and for your child’s end of year report,
you will be given information on:
• the percentage of the ‘Expectations’ that have been
• …from this you will be informed of an assessment of
either Emerging (split into 3 stages), Expected or
• The ultimate aim is by the end of Year 6, is for every
pupil to be ready for Secondary school, by achieving
the Year 6 Expected grade.
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How will we report back to
• the new curriculum is very challenging. The bar has been raised
for every year group.
• to achieve an ‘Expected’ grade in Year 6, researchers and
educationalists have compared it to an old level 4A/5C. Previously,
a child only had to reach the level 4C threshold to have met the old
national expectations for the end of Key Stage 2.
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It is important to note that…
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So what will this new
system look like?
Level 6
Level 5a
Level 5b
Level 5c
Level 4a
Level 4b
Level 4c
Level 3a
Level 3b
Level 3c
Level 2a
Level 2b
We move to a system where pupils are assessed against a key
set of expectations per Year Group. The children are to learn
in greater depth and apply their learning to a wide variety of
situations. They are not accelerated through levels, instead
they develop a deeper understanding and an ability to apply
this understanding across other subjects and in a variety of
situations. At the beginning of each year they face the
challenge of a new set of End of Year Expectations
Year 6
Emerging 1
Year 6
Emerging 2
Year 6
Emerging 3
Year 6
Year 6 Exceeding
Year 5
Emerging 1
Year 5
Emerging 2
Year 5
Emerging 3
Year 5
Year 5 Exceeding
Year 4
Emerging 1
Year 4
Emerging 2
Year 4
Emerging 3
Year 4
Year 4 Exceeding
Year 3
Emerging 1
Year 3
Emerging 2
Year 3
Emerging 3
Year 3
Year 3 Exceeding
Year 2
Emerging 1
Year 2
Emerging 2
Year 2
Emerging 3
Year 2
Year 2 Exceeding
Year 1
Emerging 1
Year 1
Emerging 2
Year 1
Emerging 3
Year 1
Year 1 Exceeding
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We move away from an
assessment system that
runs throughout the School
and across Year Groups
where children are
encouraged to accelerate
through the levels.
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How will our assessment
system work within each
Year Group?
Emerging is split into 3 parts to aid monitoring progress
throughout the early portion of the school year, when
the children are beginning their work towards achieving
a new set of expectations.
Expected is the aim for
children to achieve by the
end of each academic year.
Below the
Emerging 1
Emerging 2
Emerging 3
Children are
not able to
access their
and are
working on
year groups
Children are meeting
50% or below of the
Children are
between 50%
and 75% of the
Children are
between 75%
and 99% of the
Children have
met 100% of
and can apply
them to
Children have met
100% of the
Expectations and
25% of the
Expectations are
to an ‘Exceeding”
Children have
completed 100% of
the exceeding
statements for
their age-related
expectations. This
is the stage that
describes children
with attainment
beyond age typical
potential progression
throughout the year
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For each Year Group, there are a set of
‘Exceeding Expectations’ for children who have
met 100% of the Year Group expectations, To
achieve these ‘Exceeding Expectations’ a child
must show that:
• They make no mistakes
• They work at a rapid pace
• They can consistently apply that objective
in a range of situations
• They can apply what they know to other
• They have a ‘mastery’ of that objective
All children at the start of each Year begin at
Emerging 1. As they begin to achieve the
objectives for that year, they move towards
‘Expected’. This is the desired grade for the end of
each academic year, to be ready/prepared for the
following Year.
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How will Teachers know
which stage my child is at?
Example – Below is the Year 4 End of Year Expectations for Mathematics
To Be “Year 5” I need to:
Consolidated Objectives – please refer to full version in the Key Assessment Criteria booklet by FOCUS when planning
1. Can I recall all multiplication facts to 12 x
6. Can I add and subtract with up to 4 digits
using formal written methods of columnar
addition and subtraction?
2. Can I round any number to the nearest 10,
7. Can I divide a 1 or 2-digit number by 10 or
100 or 1000 and decimals with one decimal
100 identifying the value of the digits in the
place to the nearest whole number?
answer as units, tenths and hundredths?
3. Can I count backwards through zero to
8. Can I multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by
include negative numbers?
a 1-digit number using formal written layout?
4. Can I compare numbers with the same
9. Can I solve two step addition and subtraction
number of decimal places up to 2-decimal
problems in context?
5. Can I recognise and write decimal
10. Can I solve problems involving
equivalents of any number of tenths or
multiplication and division?
Measurement and Geometry
Measurement and Geometry
11. Can I compare and classify geometrical
14. Can I measure and calculate the perimeter
shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles,
of a rectilinear figure in cm and m?
based on their properties and sizes?
12. Do I know that angles are measured in
15. Can I read, write and convert between
degrees and can identify acute and obtuse
analogues and digital 12 and 24 hour times?
13. Can I compare and order angles up to two
16. Can I interpret and present discrete and
right angles by size?
continuous data using appropriate graphical
methods, including bar charts and time graphs?
• Teachers will keep a running record of children’s understanding of these expectations
• Teachers will make a judgment of when a child has achieved an expectation – adding
notes where necessary
• A percentage can be then calculated of expectations achieved against expectations
needed, to show an assessment of Emerging 1, Emerging 2, Emerging 3, Expected
• If a child completes all the end of year expectations before the end of the year, they begin
to work on the Exceeding (mastery) Expectations for that year group, if they achieve 25%
of these they are graded as Exceeding
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Being a Year 4 Mathematician @ Beaver Road
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When does this new
assessment and reporting
system begin?
• Since June 2014, with this expected change in mind, the Beaver Road
Senior Leadership Team and Subject Leaders in English and
Mathematics, began creating the ‘End of Year Expectations’.
• Since the start of this academic year, lessons have been taught to
begin achieving these expectations in line with the new National
Curriculum requirements.
• ‘End of Year Expectations’ have been added to the front of children’s
books, and teachers are beginning to make their judgments.
• At your next parental consultation evening, you will be able to view
your child’s progress towards achieving these ‘End of Year
• We are updating our end of year reports in response to the
curriculum changes and subsequent changes we have made to our
assessment procedures.
• Year Group expectations can be found on your child’s Year Group
Page at
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It is already in place…
December 2014
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Assessment Changes

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