As a parent you will naturally be interested in how well Kimpton is performing as a school in relation to government strategy and targets set for the primary school sector.
As you are aware, there have been many changes to assessment procedures since the introduction of 'life without levels', leading to challenging circumstances, with an ever changing assessment landscape that Year 2 and Year 6 have had to work with. This has meant they have had to constantly adapt throughout the year.
The content of the new National Curriculum is more challenging, and the expected standards in turn require a higher level of skills, application and understanding than the old 'level' system. Since the new curriculum is only in its second academic year, these standards have been additionally challenging for the first cohort of pupils to be assessed under the new system.
Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment (2016)
|Expected or better||Greater Depth|
|R, W, M + S||75%||66%||10%||14.7%|
Key Stage 2 (2016)
|Expected or better||Greater Depth||Average Scaled Score||Progress|
|Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Test)||52.4%||72%||14.3%||22.5%||99.9||104.0|
|Writing (Teacher Assessment)||28.6%*||74%||9.5%||14.7%||-7.7|
|R, W + M||28.6%||53.2%||0%||5.4%|
*Although these are teacher assessments, our school was chosen for a moderation visit by 2 moderators who validated this data.
This data is disappointing for the school and unusual compared to previous years. The school and governors have spent time analysing this data and using the outcomes plus other school information to form our school development priorities for this academic year with writing and maths featuring heavily.
Average Scaled Score
What is a scaled score?
A pupil’s scaled score is based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scores in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. Tests are developed each year to the same specification, but because the questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary slightly each year. This means we need to convert the raw scores pupils get in the tests into a scaled score, to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of pupil performance over time.
A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. Pupils scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard on the test.
You can access the full attainment results at Key Stage 2 for Kimpton Primary School here: Attainment Tables provided by the Department of Education.
The National Curriculum Online web site provides more detailed information about each subject area, statutory guidelines, attainment targets and the description of the levels against which attainment is measured.
For more information about the national curriculum and the key stages and assessments, you can also follow this link to: The National Curriculum (www.gov.uk web site of the UK Government)