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Assessment is used -

  • To help the teachers and LSAs (learning support assistants)  evaluate the provision of the curriculum and the way in which it is taught to promote deep level learning
  • To identify the needs of each individual child in order to raise achievement
  • To involve children in understanding their progress and next steps
  • To plan the future learning for each pupil through review and target setting
  • To provide feedback to the pupil and identify individual achievement through the use of success criteria
  • To enable children to take responsibility for their own learning and to involve them in assessing their own progress through pupil self-assessment strategies and to set their own success criteria
  • To provide information for parents/carers, governors and outside bodies as well as evidence for moderators
  • To facilitate continuity and progression between year groups and schools

We believe that effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning. We give learners regular feedback on their learning so that they understand what it is that they need to do better. This allows us to base our lesson plans on a detailed knowledge of each pupil. We give parents regular written and verbal reports on their child’s progress so that teachers, children, and parents are all working together to raise standards for all our children. 

To access a parent-friendly guide to the year 1 phonics test from Oxford Owl, click here

To find out more about Key Stage 1 assessments, click here

To access a parents guide to the new year 4 times table test, click here

To find out more about  Key Stage 2 assessments, click here   

For an assessment guide - 'Information for parents: 2019 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2', click here

Please find below a series of videos made within the school to provide additional information regarding the different types of assessment and what this looks like at Deanshanger Primary School. 

Assessment video 1 - Formative Assessment



Assessment video 2 - Summative Assessment 



Assessment video 3 - Extra links about Assessment



Assessment video  4 - Reporting to Parents/Carers



Assessment video 4 - Tracking Data and Assessment 



Assessment video 5 -  Further Information