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1 Assessment without Levels Changes January 2016

2 Aims The aim of this information is to provide some guidance about all the changes that are happening in education across the country and what it means for the children here at Loxford Primary Phase. Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning

3 Assessment without levels From September 2014, the Government introduced a New National Curriculum which we have been implementing since the beginning of this academic year. The familiar assessment levels are not applicable to the new curriculum. Therefore, we have been working to develop an assessment and tracking system which provides teachers, pupils and parents with information about how each child is progressing. Reporting progress will now look very different to how it has been for the past 20 years.

4 New National Curriculum It has been widely reported that the expectations within the new National Curriculum are higher than in the previous version. This results in pupils having to be taught the skills and knowledge that were not in the old curriculum before they can start to make progress within the new curriculum. The new curriculum has been written with the expectation that pupils will work within the curriculum for their year group. Those children who have grasped a key piece of knowledge or concept will deepen their understanding by using the knowledge in a range of contexts and through problem solving.

5 By removing levels we will allow teachers greater flexibility in the way that they plan and assess pupils learning. DfE

6 Nationally From September 2015: New Early Years baseline assessment All pupils in years 1-6 will be taught and assessed using the new National Curriculum New Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) assessment for KS1

7 Nationally New National Curriculum - more challenging Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 assessed against performance descriptors and reported as a scaled score New expectation that 85% reach expected standard - Secondary Ready (equivalent to a 4a/4b in ALL areas -current expectation 65% 4c in all areas) New language - about children being on track to reach age related expectation

8 English OUT: Prescribed list of Authors Age 5/6:Read using phonics, recite poetry by heart in class, learn alphabet, ensure left-handed pupils get help Age 6/7:Write joined up words Age 7/9:Use dictionaries for meaning Age 7/11: Spell 200 complex words, including mischievous, privilege, yacht and use thesaurus to develop vocabulary

9 Maths - OUT: Using calculators at primary school in favour of mental arithmetic Age 5/6 Count to 100, use simple fractions, tell the time Age 6/7 Add and subtract three digit numbers Age 8/9 Master 12 times tables, convert decimals and fractions Age 10/11 Introduction to algebra

10 Key Stage 1 Assessment Tests that are externally set but internally marked continue as before but with new tests to reflect the new curriculum from summer The output of the tests will be scaled scores. A scaled score is defined as a score where 100 will represent the new expected standard for that stage. The scaled scores will inform teacher assessment. Little detail is given about scaled scores other than pupils with a score of 100 or above will have met the new standard and those with a score of less than 100 will not. It is not clear how the scaled score will relate to current measures for KS1.

11 Trying (Developing) your child has started to achieve some of the skills and knowledge for their age. Secure your child has acquired the majority of skills and knowledge for their age. Accelerated - your child is working above the skills and knowledge expected for their age Mastery your child has acquired all of the skills and knowledge expected for their age and is applying them across the curriculum.

12 Loxford Expected Progress Flight Path - Primary Old Level - New MAST - New APS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 1U 0 2U 0 3U 0 4U 0 5U 0 6U 0 ITC 1 2TC 4 1A 3TC 7 4TC 10 3C 5TC 13 3A 6TC 16 1TB 2 2TB 5 3TB 8 2B 4TB 11 3B 5TB 14 4C 6TB 17 1TA 3 2TA 6 2C 3TA 9 2A 4TA 12 5TA 15 4B 6TA 18 1SC 4 1A 2SC 7 3SC 10 3C 4SC 13 3A 5SC 16 4A 6SC 19 1SB 5 2SB 8 2B 3SB 11 3B 4SB 14 4C 5SB 17 6SB 20 1SA 6 2C 2SA 9 2A 3SA 12 4SA 15 4B 5SA 18 5C 6SA 21 1A 1AC 7 2AC 10 3C 3AC 13 3A 4AC 16 4A 5AC 19 6AC 22 1AB 8 2B 2AB 11 3B 3AB 14 4C 4AB 17 5AB 20 5B 6AB 23 2C 1AA 9 2A 2AA 12 3AA 15 4B 4AA 18 5C 5AA 21 5A 6AA 24 1MC 10 3C 2MC 13 3A 3MC 16 4A 4MC 19 5MC 22 6C 6MC 25 2B 1MB 11 3B 2MB 14 4C 3MB 17 4MB 20 5B 5MB 23 6B 6MB 26 2A 1MA 12 2MA 15 4B 3MA 18 5C 4MA 21 5A 5MA 24 6A 6MA 27 Minimum expected progress Greater than expected progress

13 1M 1A 1S 1T 1U Key for Achievement: MAST Steps Mastering Your child is mastering Year 1 Autumn Term expectations. Accelerated Your child is working above Year 1 Autumn Term expectations. Secure Your child is meeting Year 1 Autumn Term expectations. Trying Your child is working towards Year 1 Autumn Term expectations. Unable to Your child is currently unable to access access Year 1 Autumn Term expectations.

14 Steps Assessment The Steps approach to assessment and progress tracking uses the end of year descriptors in the New National Curriculum and breaks up the skills and knowledge into Steps. This allows teachers and pupils to identify what has been achieved and identifies the next steps in learning. It took the education establishment 20 years to develop the levels system. This is a work in progress. We aim to create a system that is fair, inclusive, appropriate, consistent, meaningful and understandable.

15 Average level Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 1a 2b 2a/3c 3b 3a/4c 4b The new National Curriculum is a mastery curriculum. Mastery is the child s ability to apply their learning across the curriculum. This means, children must MASTER the objectives taught, rather than just be taught them. There has definitely been a shift in content of the new National Curriculum as well many objectives for English and Maths from the previous National Curriculum have moved down to the year group below. This means children are needing to master a more difficult curriculum.

16 Tracking progress Previous expectations were 3 sub-levels in each year of KS1 and 2 sub-levels per year of KS2. We have broken each step into a further 3 steps and labelled them c, b, a. Our current expectation is for children to move from a T to S then A and eventually M. We are also working to fill the gaps for pupils between the old and new curriculums.

17 Lower Attaining Pupils Pupils who are not able to access the relevant end of key stage test will continue to have their attainment assessed by teachers. Retain P-scales (unchanged) for reporting teacher judgements. Pupils working above P-scales but below the level of the test. DfE to provide information to enable teachers to assess attainment in the context of the new national curriculum Given the very diverse nature of this group of pupils, data needs to be seen in context to give a clear picture of school performance. Robust inspection of teacher assessment of low attaining pupils will show if P-scales are making appropriate progress. DfE will consider whether to move to external moderation of P- scale teacher assessment as part of the further work on moderating.

18 The DfE now want children who are in the mastery bracket to add more depth and breadth to their knowledge and have more opportunities to develop their using and applying skills rather than moving onto the next phase of acquiring knowledge as in the previous curriculum.

19 Moving from one system to another As your child moves from one system to another, it may well look as if your child has moved backwards. This is because your child is on a new curriculum. Your child will need to complete all the curriculum for the previous year group before working on the curriculum for their current year group. Don t forget, this is a mastery curriculum. Children will need to master the previous year s curriculum in English and Maths first. Thus, your child will appear to be working at lower levels this year but this is just a realignment of the new national curriculum. The children will still be making good progress.

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