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Assessment at Gorsemoor School

Assessments have changed

Every school had to consider how to assess their pupils. The familiar National Curriculum Levels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 in Primary schools) are no longer used to inform progress and attainment.

Key Government changes to national curriculum tests and assessments:

‘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.

New performance descriptors will be published by September 2015, which will inform statutory teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 and 2 in summer 2016.

It is for schools to determine how best to assess their pupils between these statutory end of key stage assessments.’

Here at Gorsemoor we will continue to map your child’s attainment level to show their progress and begin, in September 2015, with a new system called Learning Ladders. The Learning Ladder scores translate into SIMs levels of Emerging, Developing, Secure and Mastered - especially important for transferring data to other schools. Our effort grades are also being changed to attitude grades.


Learning Ladders Parent Booklet

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