How do we assess progress and attainment at Plumcroft?
There is now a new National Curriculum and the old levels are gone, so Plumcroft has determined our own way of assessing progress and attainment. Find out how.
Levels (eg. 2B, 3C, 4B, 5A) were removed 12 months ago in September 2015 and all schools were expected to determine their own way of assessing progress and attainment. National SATs still happen at the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1) and at the end of Year 6 (Key Stage 2), these assessed the new national curriculum for the first time in 2015/16.
At Plumcroft we completed a detailed due diligence process and in January 2015 we decided to implement the Renaissance Learning assessment systems known as STAR Reading and STAR Maths. These assessments are used by over 816,000 children in UK schools and so we have a massive national sample group against which to compare our performance in every year group from Year 2 to Year 6.
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) mapped all STAR assessments to the new national curriculum. The Renaissance Learning systems are also used worldwide in more than 40,000 schools in over 60 countries. Their core purpose is to “accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.”