Statement to explain how we will be “Assessing without Levels”.
As part of the 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.
This is to give greater flexibility in the way that teachers plan and assess pupils’ learning.
The programmes of study within the new National Curriculum set out expectations at the end of each key stage, and all maintained schools are 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.
The first new key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests in English, mathematics and science, based on the new National Curriculum, will be given to pupils for the first time in the summer of 2016.
As a school, we have explored a number of formats from agencies and Local Authorities who were part of a pilot project for “Assessing without Levels”.
At the end of each term Class Teachers will be making an assessment in line with end of year expectations. In addition, all pupils from Year 1 – 6 will have formal assessments.
At the end of the school year parents will be informed as to whether their child is working towards end of year expectations, in line with them or exceeding them.
Year 1 Assessments