Assessments and National Tests
Assessment for learning is at the centre of teaching and learning at Glascote Academy. Teachers will assess your child’s attainment and progress in a range of ways.
FFT Aspire Pupil Tracking
From September 2019, teachers at Glascote Academy will make use of the FFT Aspire Pupil Tracking system to record all assessment outcomes including Teacher Assessments and Standardised Tests.
Teachers’ summative assessment
Taking account of all the evidence accumulated over a term, including the results of standardised tests or any other tests or other assessment activities, teachers arrive at a summative assessment of pupil achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. They evaluate current attainment by considering how well children have learned what has been taught.
Standardised Tests (PUMA and PIRA) are conducted three times for children in years 1-6. The results of these tests inform:
- an evaluation of the progress pupils make throughout the year and year-on-year;
- moderation and benchmarking of standards and expectations across year groups within and between Trust academies;
- triangulation of the evidence available to inform teachers’ summative assessment judgements.
Formative assessment of whole class and cohort gaps in learning and misconceptions to inform teachers’ planning for future teaching and learning and school leaders’ planning for professional learning and school improvement.
Age standardised scores as well as on-going teacher assessments are recorded in FFT Aspire Pupil Tracking.
Your child’s attainment and process within Reading, Writing and Maths will be shared with you within parent consultation meetings each term. You will receive a written report if your child’s attainment at the end of the Summer Term.
Statutory National Assessments
Within all schools in England children will undertake the following Assessments:
- SATs are taken by children in years 2 and 6 during May. They assess within Reading, Writing, Maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. Y6 children are also assessed in Science.
- Results from these assessments are shared at the end of the summer term with your child’s annual report.
- Year 1 children undertake a phonic screening check in June. These results are shared within your child’s annual report.
- Children in year 4 undertake a multiplication check in June which assesses recall of multiplication facts
- Children in Reception are assessed by the class teachers against the Early Learning Goals of 7 curriculum areas.
Please Note that due to the Pandemic and the affect upon schooling during the academic year 2020 to 2021, the Government have taken the decision to halt testing that would normally take place during summer 2021.