Assessing Progress Guide
All day, every day, teachers and support staff are assessing the progress that every child is making across the school. Children's prior learning and understanding informs each lesson that has been carefully planned. Real time, adaptive teaching ensures that teachers can personalise challenges in response to children's progress in each lesson. This is called 'Formative Assessment' as it continually informs teaching and learning.
At various points in the school year, additional 'Summative Assessments' are used to measure the progress children are making.
Baseline Assessments - Year R
This video explains the purpose of the Reception Baseline Assessment. An information sheet can also be found at the bottom of this page.
Phonics Screening Check - Year 1
This video explains the purpose and format of the Phonics Screening Check. Your child's result will be included with their Year End Report.
Key Stage 1 SATs - Year 2
This DFE video explains the purpose and format of the KS1 SATs. Results support teacher assessments so are not routinely shared; however, parents are welcome to request results in Term 6.
Multiplication Check - Year 4
This video explains the purpose of the Multiplication Tables Check. Your child's result will be included with their Year End Report.
CAT4 Assessments - Year 5
Completed in Term 3, these GL Assessments provide standardised scores in four different areas: Quantitative, English, Verbal and Spatial Reasoning. The results will support parents in deciding whether the Kent Test is an appropriate assessment for their child to sit. The scores are also useful for the school to use if a pupil is taken to the Headteacher Assessment Panel. The assessments are completed online. Results are shared at the Spring Parent Consultation Evenings (Term 4).
Key Stage 2 SATs - Year 6
This DFE explains the purpose and format of the KS2 SATs. Your child's result will be included with their Year End Report.
Progress in Reading and Mathematics Tests - Years 3-6
To support Teacher Assessments and to track pupils progress, we use GL Assessment's Progress in Mathematics tests and the New Group Reading Test. These assessments are completed in Term 2 and Term 5 for all pupils in Years 3-6. They are completed online and marked instantly, providing teachers and Senior Leaders with standardised scores and a reading age.
A standardised score of 100 indicates an ability inline with age-related expectations. A score of 115 or more suggests a higher ability. Scores lower than 100 highlights an ability that is not yet in line with age-related expectations. Parents are welcome to request results at the end of Term 2 and 5.