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In EYFS the children are assessed using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profiles. These assess the progress made in EYFS covering 6 key areas both academic and social:
- Personal Social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem Solving Reasoning and Number
- Knowledge and Understanding of the world
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
Assessment is carried out throughout the Foundation Year by the class teacher and teaching assistants. The assessments are done through observation and the children will not know that they are being assessed. It is a very helpful assessment tool and helps guide the teachers in Year 1 when more formal education begins.
Key Stage One
By the end of Key Stage One the average pupil should be at level 2 and could be at level 3. Levels are measured formally twice a year throughout Year 1 and 2 and through ongoing teacher assessment to see how the pupils are progressing. Towards the end of Year 2, the children also sit the Progress in English (PIE) and Progress in Maths (PIM) digital tests. In Year 1, the children just sit the PIM test. These tests allow teachers to gauge the progress made in the Literacy and Numeracy throughout the year and help in identifying ways in which the children can be stretched or assisted in their learning.
Key Stage Two
In Years 3 to 6 the children are assessed during the year to judge progress. In subjects other than English and Maths, the teacher assesses the level that pupils are at on the same scale, but no written tests are available for other subjects. The teacher assessed levels are recorded for the use of teachers in judging progress. At the end of Year 6, the average student is expected to be at Level 4, but some will be at the maximum level for KS2, that being level 5. Towards the end of the academic, the children also sit the Progress in English (PIE) and Progress in Maths (PIM) digital tests. These tests allow teachers to gauge the progress made in the Literacy and Numeracy throughout the year and help in identifying ways in which the children can be stretched or assisted in their learning.
Nb: A brief note on UK National Curriculum Tests (NCTs). Within the UK, these tests are no longer statuary and new tests are not published each year. The tests also have to be externally marked by hand and thus any feedback we receive on children’s progress is not received until July. TBS has therefore decided that the PIE, PIM and CAT4 testing we carry out is sufficient to replace these tests.