Assessment Guidance

National Assessments 2015- 2016 – Information from the DfE

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.

At the end of each year and key stage, your child’s teacher will formally assess their performance. In Year 2 and 6 this assessment is also used along with the national tests to measure your child’s progress.

Of course, your child’s teacher will be informally assessing their learning at other times to help them plan future teaching. They may, for example, listen to your child read or look at their maths work. We also also use optional tests to assess children’s progress.

Key changes to national curriculum tests and assessments:

The national curriculum tests and teacher assessment at the end of key stages 1 and 2 will be reported in levels for the last time in summer 2015, as pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 that year will not have been taught the new national curriculum. The first new key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests in English, mathematics and science, based on the new national curriculum, will be sat by pupils for the first time in the summer of 2016.

From the academic year 2015-16, we will move from an absolute measure of progress (i.e. two levels of progress required between KS1 and KS2) to a relative measure. At the same time, KS2 test outcomes will be reported as a scaled score, where the expected score is 100. Pupil progress will be determined in relation to the average progress made by pupils with the same baseline (i.e. the same KS1 average point score). For example, if a pupil had an APS of 19 at KS1, we will calculate the average scaled score in the KS2 tests for all pupils with an APS of 19 and see whether the pupil in question achieved a higher or lower scaled score than that average The exact methodology of how this will be reported is still to be determined.

Performance Tables

The primary school performance tables provide information on the achievements of pupils in primary schools, how they compare with other schools in the local authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

The data can be viewed and downloaded from the performance tables section of the Department for Education website.

The tables show:

  • results from the KS2 tests in reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • KS2 teacher assessments in English, reading, writing, mathematics and science
  • KS1-2 progress measures in reading, writing and mathematics
  • KS1-2 value added

They also include key measures for sub-groups of pupils in each school, including disadvantaged pupils, low, middle and high attaining pupils, boys, girls, pupils with English as an additional language and pupils who have been in the school throughout the whole of years 5 and 6 (non-mobile pupils).

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Click here for the DfE Performance Tables


2017 KS2 Results

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths.

At Expected Standard or Above (Scaled scored of 100 or more)
 SchoolNational
Writing70%71%
Reading73%76%
Maths80%75%
Combined (R, W & M)60%61%
SPaG90%77%

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths.

At Expected Standard or Above (Scaled scored of 100 or more)
 SchoolNational
Reading70%71%
Writing73%76%
Maths80%75%
Combined (R, W & M)60%61%
SpaG90%77%

Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths.

 School
Reading18%
Writing28%
Maths8%
SPaG32%

Progress Measures

 School
Reading-0.55
Writing+0.68
Maths-0.1

Average ‘scaled score’ in reading, maths and SPAG.

Average Scaled Score ( A scaled score of 100 is expected standard)
 School
Reading103.38
Maths103.87
SPaG107.35

2017 KS1 Results

Percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths.

At expected standard or above.
 SchoolNational
Reading78%75.5%
Writing66%68.2%
Maths78%75.1%

Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths.

At expected standard or above
 SchoolNational
Reading15%25.2%
Writing15%15.6%
Maths20%20.5%

 

2016 KS1 Results

2016 KS2 Results

2015 KS2 Results

2015 Phonics Results