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Assessment Without Levels

informal information afternoon and evening on Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm and 5.30pm.

This will be the last year that children will be assessed using the previous levelling system (Level 1 – Level 6).

Schools now have to make decisions about how they will report a pupil’s attainment and progress to parents throughout the year. 

The only statutory testing will be at the end of year 6.  Children will take a test or be assessed in Numeracy, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.  This will then allow to schools to identify how many of their children are ‘secondary ready’.

So the question is:-  How are we here at Chaucer Junior School approaching these changes?

Last term I met with 2 of our parent governors to discuss the schools approach in more detail. 

The governors, staff and I are confident we have the right approach for our school.

For each subject the new National Curriculum clearly outlines what has to be met in order for a learner to be ‘At the National Standard’ the expected standard for their year group. 

From September when teachers report on pupil’s attainment and progress they will be assessing children against the following judgements

B = Below national standard

W1 = Working towards/within national standard – stage 1

W2 = Working towards/within national standard – stage 2

W3 = Working towards/within national standard – stage 3

A = At national standard

M = Mastery of national standard

E = Exceptional/Exceeding national standard.

This approach is new for all at Chaucer and this letter is just to inform you of the changes and invite you to an informal information afternoon and evening on Wednesday 23rd September at 2pm and 5.30pm.  I expect the session to last 15 – 30 minutes.

I look forward to meeting with you next Wednesday.

Yours sincerely

A. Upton

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