From September 2014, the system for assessing the attainment and progress of children in KS1 and KS2 changed. Although children who are currently in Year 2 and Year 6 will continue with the previous Maths and English curriculum and its end of year assessment procedures, children in Year 1, 3, 4 and 5 will no longer be assessed using ‘Levels’.
In school we have traditionally reported to you your child’s attainment in Maths and English as being low, secure or high within a certain Level and we have done that at the end of each term. We have also discussed their rate of progress in relation to the number of sub-levels they have moved. Nationally this has now changed as the government felt that schools should have greater autonomy in deciding how they assess pupil achievement, and that the Levels system had become outdated and was no longer fit for purpose.
This is certainly a challenge but as a school we will be using Target Tracker for the purposes of target setting, reporting, assessing and recording. If you have any specific questions that we can help you with, please come in and see us.