Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and is a process teachers carry out in every lesson they teach to inform the next steps for the children’s learning and development. Schools are required to assess the children formally at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the end of Key Stage 1 (KS1) and the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). Other statutory assessments take place in Year 1 with the Phonics Screening Check which assesses the children’s ability to decode real and non-real words and in Year 4 with the Multiplication check.
At the end of each key stage, teachers are required to undertake both formal and informal assessments of the progress made by pupils. The informal testing is known as teacher assessment and is an important part of the process because it uses judgements made from on-going assessments, taken over the whole academic year. Teachers make informal assessments every time they teach a class, and they will use these judgements to plan what the children need to learn next. The formal tests are knows as Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) which are produced nationally and are taken by all children in the country at the end of KS1 and KS2.
Progress score in Reading, Writing and Maths
Pupils meeting expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths
Pupils achieving at a higher standard in Reading, Writing and Maths
Average score in Reading
Average score in Maths
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