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Arundel CourtPrimary Academy

Assessment

Attainment: 

Age Related Expectation (ARE)

We use codes to indicate where each child is working at within the national curriculum at their age. Each subject has a number of objectives, for each year group, that the children need to achieve in order to be working at their age or Age Related Expectation (ARE)

These codes are updated termly

  • Below ARE: This means they are working below Age Related Expectations (ARE) If a child is working below their year or ARE, we assess them at what year group's objectives they are accessing e.g. a child who is in year 4 but is working below the year 4 objectives, we would assess them as accessing the year 3 objectives or lower. 
  • Working towards ARE (W): This means they are working towards (W) the Age Related Expectation (ARE) and are nearly there.
  • At or Expected ARE (A): They are working at (A) the Age Related Expectation.
  • Greater depth (GD): They are working above (GD) the Age Related Expectation.

Progress:

We use progress arrows to indicated how much progress a child has made over a given time. These arrows are updated termly.

Progress is measured firstly by looking at the child's books and then by teacher assessments. 

See below for arrows. 

We use an online assessment tool called OTrack to track attainment across the school

Key Assessment Points

Early Years: At the end of Early Years (end of year R) the school is measured by assessing what percentage of the children achieved a Good Level Of Development (GLD) and this is compared to national percentages as well as Portsmouth percentages.

Year 1 Phonics Screening: Towards the end of year 1, all year 1 children across the country have to take a test to see how good their phonics knowledge is. The test is out of 40 and to pass they need to achieve 32 and above. These results are compared to national percentages as well as Portsmouth percentages.

Year 2 Phonics Screening:  Children who did not pass the phonics test at the end of year 1 have to resit it again at the end of year 2.

Year 2 SATS: Towards the end of year 2, all year 2 children across the country have to take a test in Reading & Maths. These results are compared to national percentages as well as Portsmouth percentages. Writing assessments are completed throughout the year.

Year 6 SATS: Towards the end of year 6, all year 6 children across the country have to take a test in Reading, Maths and Spelling,Punctuation & Grammar (SPAG). These results are compared to national percentages as well as Portsmouth percentages. Writing assessments are completed throughout the year.

Year 4: In the future, all year 4 children across the country will take a test in the times tables up to 12 x 12.