# Assessment Without Levels A guide for parents October

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Assessment Without Levels. A guide for parents October 2015

Rationale for discontinuing system of levels: • Misleading results passed on to secondary schools • Children having ‘gaps’ in their learning • Confusing for parents

Key Changes: • National curriculum levels removed from schools in September 2014 (apart from Year 2 and year 6) • From 2016, end of key stage tests will provide a raw score which will be converted to a scaled score. • KS 1 and KS 2 tests will remain statutory. • Schools are now required to provide their own system of assessing and reporting progress.

What does assessment look like at Witherley? Reception Baseline assessment during first term in reception End of year 1 Externally set and internally marked: Phonics check End of KS 1 Externally set and internally marked: Maths Reading Grammar, spelling and punctuation (SPa. G) Writing Year 3, 4 and 5 Internally set and marked: Reading Maths SPa. G Writing End of KS 2 Externally set and marked: Reading Maths SPa. G Teacher assessed level in writing All children will also be assessed throughout each term using internally administered tests and tracking systems. The main types of teacher assessment are: • Diagnostic • Observational • Formative • Summative

Measuring and reporting progress: • • • Parents evening Short reports End of year report SEND review meetings KS 2 assessment- progress will be measured by comparing reception baseline data with end of KS 2 data. (The first children to officially pass through the whole system will be in 2022!) Until then, progress will be measured against old level system. Schools have not yet been told what the required extent of progress will be!!

• A whole school reporting and tracking system. Give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, is performing a. Allow meaningful tracking of pupils towards end of key stage expectations in the new curriculum, including regular feedback to parents. b. Provide information which is transferable and easily understood. c. Differentiate attainment between pupils of different abilities, giving early recognition of pupils who are falling behind and those who are excelling.

Reading Pupil Subject Spring 2 Term Show Term Assessed 2 b 42 2 b+ 43 Statements 2 w 44 2 w+ 45 2 s 46 2 s+ 47 3 b 48 3 b+ 49 3 w 50 3 w+ 51 3 s 52

Working at the expected standard the Y 2 pupil can: • read accurately most words of two or more syllables • read most words containing common suffixes* • read most common exception words*. In age-appropriate books, the pupil can: • read words accurately and fluently without overt sounding and blending, e. g. at over 90 words per minute • sound out most unfamiliar words accurately, without undue hesitation. In a familiar book that they can already read accurately and fluently, the pupil can: • check it makes sense to them • answer questions and make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

Working at the expected standard the Y 2 pupil can: write a narrative about their own and others’ experiences (real and fictional), after discussion with the teacher: • demarcating most sentences with capital letters and full stops and with some use of question marks and exclamation marks • using sentences with different forms in their writing (statements, questions, exclamations and commands) • using some expanded noun phrases to describe and specify • using present and past tense mostly correctly and consistently • using co-ordination (or / and / but) and some subordination (when / if / that / because) • segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly • spelling many common exception words • spelling some words with contracted forms • adding suffixes to spell some words correctly in their writing e. g. –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly • using the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters in some of their writing • writing capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters • using spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

Working at the expected standard: • The pupil can partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones. This may include using apparatus (e. g. 23 is the same as 2 tens and 3 ones which is the same as 1 ten and 13 ones). • The pupil can add 2 two-digit numbers within 100 (e. g. 48 + 35) and can demonstrate their method using concrete apparatus or pictorial representations. • The pupil can use estimation to check that their answers to a calculation are reasonable (e. g. knowing that 48 + 35 will be less than 100). • The pupil can subtract mentally a two-digit number from another two-digit number when there is no regrouping required (e. g. 74 − 33). • The pupil can recognise the inverse relationships between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and work out missing number problems (e. g. ∆ − 14 = 28). • The pupil can recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems, demonstrating an understanding of commutativity as necessary (e. g. knowing they can make 7 groups of 5 from 35 blocks and writing 35 ÷ 5 = 7; sharing 40 cherries between 10 people and writing 40 ÷ 10 = 4; stating the total value of six 5 p coins

• The pupil can identify 1/3 , 1 /4 , 1/ 2 , 2/ 4 , 3/ 4 and knows that all parts must be equal parts of the whole. • The pupil can use different coins to make the same amount (e. g. pupil uses coins to make 50 p in different ways; pupil can work out how many £ 2 coins are needed to exchange for a £ 20 note). • The pupil can read scales in divisions of ones, twos, fives and tens in a practical situation where all numbers on the scale are given (e. g. pupil reads the temperature on a thermometer or measures capacities using a measuring jug). • The pupil can read the time on the clock to the nearest 15 minutes. • The pupil can describe properties of 2 -D and 3 -D shapes (e. g. the pupil describes a triangle: it has 3 sides, 3 vertices and 1 line of symmetry; the pupil describes a pyramid: it has 8 edges, 5 faces, 4 of which are triangles and one is a square).

Interim teacher assessment framework at the end of key stage 2 - reading Working at the expected standard The pupil can: • read age-appropriate books with confidence and fluency (including whole novels) • read aloud with intonation that shows understanding • work out the meaning of words from the context • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence • predict what might happen from details stated and implied • retrieve information from non-fiction • summarise main ideas, identifying key details and using quotations for illustration • evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader • make comparisons within and across books

Working at the expected standard The pupil can write for a range of purposes and audiences (including writing a short story): • creating atmosphere, and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action • selecting vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect the level of formality required mostly correctly • using a range of cohesive devices*, including adverbials, within and across sentences and paragraphs • using passive and modal verbs mostly appropriately • using a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentence • using adverbs, preposition phrases and expanded noun phrases effectively to add detail, qualification and precision • using inverted commas, commas for clarity, and punctuation for parenthesis mostly correctly, and making some correct use of semi-colons, dashes, colons and hyphens • spelling most words correctly, including common exception words* (years 5 and 6) • maintaining legibility, fluency and speed in handwriting through choosing whether or not to join specific letters.

Interim teacher assessment framework at the end of key stage 2 - mathematics Working at the expected standard • The pupil can demonstrate an understanding of place value, including large numbers and decimals (e. g. what is the value of the ‘ 7’ in 276, 541? ; find the difference between the largest and smallest whole numbers that can be made from using three digits; 8. 09 = 8 + 9 ? ; 28. 13 = 28 + + 0. 03). • The pupil can calculate mentally, using efficient strategies such as manipulating expressions using commutative and distributive properties to simplify the calculation (e. g. 53 – 82 + 47 = 53 + 47 – 82 = 100 – 82 = 18; 20 × 7 × 5 = 20 × 5 × 7 = 100 × 7 = 700; 53 ÷ 7 + 3 ÷ 7 = (53 +3) ÷ 7 = 56 ÷ 7 = 8). • The pupil can use formal methods to solve multi-step problems (e. g. find the change from £ 20 for three items that cost £ 1. 24, £ 7. 92 and £ 2. 55; a roll of material is 6 m long: how much is left when 5 pieces of 1. 15 m are cut from the roll? ; a bottle of drink is 1. 5 litres, how many cups of 175 ml can be filled from the bottle, and how much drink is left? ). • The pupil can recognise the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and can express them as equivalent quantities (e. g. one piece of cake that has been cut into 5 equal slices can be expressed as 1 5 or 0. 2 or 20% of the whole cake

• The pupil can calculate using fractions, decimals or percentages (e. g. knowing that 7 divided by 21 is the same as 7 21 and that this is equal to 1 3; 15% of 60; 11 2 + 3 4; 7 9 of 108; 0. 8 x 70). • The pupil can substitute values into a simple formula to solve problems (e. g. perimeter of a rectangle or area of a triangle). • The pupil can calculate with measures (e. g. calculate length of a bus journey given start and end times; convert 0. 05 km into m and then into cm). • The pupil can use mathematical reasoning to find missing angles (e. g. the missing angle in an isosceles triangle when one of the angles is given; the missing angle in a more complex diagram using knowledge about angles at a point and vertically opposite angles).

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