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Assessment

At Clifton, we assess the pupils against the National Curriculum. We use a system called OTrack in order to monitor how well the pupils are achieving the national curriculum objectives. Depending on how well the pupils have understood the curriculum objectives depends on the outcome they are given at the end of each half term. 

 

We expect pupils to make at least 6 steps of progress throughout the year. This is works out to 1 step per half term. However, if your child is working below their year group expectations, we expect them to make more than 6 steps in order to catch up. 

 

You will find out information regarding your child's learning at three points in the year:

 

- January Parents Evening

- April Parents Evening

- July School Report

 

If you are concerned about your child's learning and would like to discuss this, you can make an appointment to see your child's class teacher at any point during the year. 

 

The expectations for the end of each half term are below. 

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EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage - Reception

 

At the end of reception, you will find out how your child has achieved against the 17 Early Learning Goals. There are three outcomes: 

 

- Emerging: your child is working towards attaining the Early Learning Goal

- Expected: your child has attained the Early Learning Goal 

- Exceeding: your child's attainment is well beyond the Early Learning Goal

 

End of Key Stage One - Year 2

 

At the end of Year 2, the pupils are teacher assessed in reading, writing, maths and science. These teacher assessments take into account your child's learning throughout the whole year. In Year 2, the pupils also take a test in reading and maths. The outcomes of this test help to inform the teachers of your child's overall attainment. At the end of Year 2, the pupils are given one of the following outcomes for reading, writing and maths:

 

- GDS - Working in greater depth at the expected standard 

- EXS - Working at the expected standard

- WTS - Working towards the expected standard

- PKF - Foundations for the expected standard

- BLW - Below the standard of the pre-key stage framework

 

For science, there are two outcomes:

 

- EXS - Working at the expected standard

- HNM - Has not met the standard

 

The test results for reading and maths are converted into 'scaled scores.' The scaled score runs from 85 to 115. A score of 100+ means that the standard has been achieved. 

 

The test results are not reported to parents in their end of year reports, however, if you would like to know them, you may ask. 

 

End of Key Stage Two - Year 6

 

At the end of Year 6, pupils are teacher assessed in reading, writing, maths and science. These teacher assessments take into account your child's learning throughout the whole year.

 

At the end of Year 6, the pupils are given one of the following outcomes for reading and maths: 

 

- EXS - Working at the expected standard

- HNM - Has not met the standard

- PKG - Growing development of the expected standard

- PKE - Early development of the expected standard

- PKF - Foundations of the expected standard

- BLW - Below the standard of the pre-key stage framework

 

At the end of Year 6, the pupils are given one of the following outcomes for writing:

 

- GDS - Working in greater depth at the expected standard

- EXS - Working at the expected standard

- HNM - Has not met the standard

- PKG - Growing development of the expected standard

- PKE - Early development of the expected standard

- PKF - Foundations of the expected standard

- BLW - Below the standard of the pre-key stage framework

 

At the end of Year 6, the pupils are given one of the following outcomes for science:

 

- EXS - Working at the expected standard

- HNM - Has not met the standard

 

In Year 6, the pupils also take a test in reading, grammar, spelling and punctuation and maths. The pupils raw scores are converted into 'scaled scores.' These scaled scores run between 85 - 120. A score of 100+ means the standard has been achieved. These scores will be reported in end of year reports, alongside their teacher assessment judgments. 

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