End of Key Stage 1 Assessment 2018
The link below will take you to an online information booklet about the end of Key Stage 1 assessment arrangements for our Year 2 children this year.
You might find the link below to a short film clip helpful in understanding how the assessments are organised and carried out:
These are the presentations made to parents by Mr Dennehy and Mrs Brown:
Our Definition of Assessment
Assessment is the process of forming a judgement about attainment of knowledge, skills and understanding. It is about identifying what a child can do; the appropriate next steps and the support required in order to progress learning and achieve goals. At Delce Infant School & Nursery, assessment is central to teaching, learning and the curriculum. Our assessment policy is underpinned by the following principles:
1. Assessment puts the child at the centre of the process i.e.
- involves interaction and dialogue around learning between the teacher, pupil, and peers
- involves interaction and dialogue between home and school
- facilitates self-assessment and reflection so pupils understand what they need to do to achieve
- clarifies to the child what they can do and what their next learning goals or targets are
- promotes learning communities
2. Assessment is robust, fair, accurate and without bias i.e.
- is inclusive of all abilities
- enables pupils to demonstrate their learning and achievements in various ways
- draws on a range of evidence from a range of contexts
- promotes breadth and depth of learning
- is meaningful, relevant and understood by the child
- assessment approaches are regularly reviewed to evaluate their effectives and appropriateness
3. Assessment raises standards and aspirations i.e.
- delivers high quality feedback that celebrates achievement and enables children to self-correct
- improves the quality of teaching – shapes and guides teaching and approaches based on the needs, prior learning, interests and experiences of the children
- improves children’s learning – closes the gap between current and desired achievements without putting a ceiling on children’s abilities
- promotes independence, collaboration, responsibility and raises self-esteem
- identifies resources needed to support teaching and learning, including intervention for children and CPD for staff
4. Assessment is transparent and informative i.e.
- uses a shared language that is understood by teachers, pupils, parents, governors, school leaders and other stakeholders
- is based and moderated against national criteria as well as teacher knowledge of the child and how they learn
- is collected and recorded in a way that is manageable, transferable and purposeful because it informs planning for future learning
The purposes and goals of assessment should be shared with everyone and aspire all to reach their potential.