Assessment at Minworth

 

At Minworth, we endeavour to ensure that every child meets their full potential in all aspects of their school life. To ensure this happens, we employ effective formative assessment strategies, part of which involves routinely assessing children on a daily basis in all aspects of their work and giving them the feedback they need to improve through both verbal and written means. In addition, children are also summatively assessed at key points during the academic year to give teachers an overview of the progress they are making and where they stand in comparison to age-related expectations of children nationally. 

The links below give a detailed account of the age-related criteria we assess children against in order to make these comparisons and measure the progress they make.

 

 Year group  Age related expectations  
   Maths Reading  Writing 
 Year Reception Early learning goals   
 Year 1 Milestone 1 - basic understanding Milestone 1 - basic understanding  Milestone 1 - basic understanding 
 Year 2 Milestone 1 - advanced understanding Milestone 1 - advanced understanding Milestone 1 - advanced understanding
 Year 3 Milestone 2 - basic understanding Milestone 2 - basic understanding Milestone 2 - basic understanding
 Year 4 Milestone 2 - advanced understanding Milestone 2 - advanced understanding Milestone 2 - advanced understanding
 Year 5 Milestone 3 - basic understanding Milestone 3 - basic understanding Milestone 3 - basic understanding
Year 6 Milestone 3 - advanced understanding Milestone 3 - advanced understanding Milestone 3 - advanced understanding

 

In addition to our own on-going assessment, children in the following year groups are also subject to national testing.

Year 1 - National phonics screen

Year 2 - End of Key stage 1 tests in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling. (These are externally set by the standards and testing agency but are marked but school staff.)

Year 6 - End of Key stage 2 tests in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling. (These are externally set by the standards and testing agency and externally marked.)