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Understanding progress


The school currently still uses levels. However in line with new national guidelines we are looking at developing a school system for assessing without levels. 


At the end of each academic year, we will report on progress levels for reading,writing and mathematics.

Each level is broken down into 3 sublevels: C, B and A. The letter represents where your child is working within the level. If your child is working securely within the level you will see the letter ‘B’ after the level number. If your child is just emerging into that level it will be followed by the letter ‘C’ and finally if your child is working at top end of the level (nearly at the level above) you will see the letter ‘A’.

The expectation is that an average Key Stage 1 pupil at the end of year 2 will be a level 2B. Pupils are then expected to make 12 points progress during Key Stage2 (each sub level = 2 points – see table below) Therefore if a child wasworking at a level 2B at the end of KS1 and made 12 points progress during KS2,they would be a level 4B at the end of KS2. (Again this is the average expectation for a child at the end of Yr6/KS2)

Points Progress

Sublevel = 2 points progress

Level = 6 points progress

2 levels progress expected in KS2 (12 points)

It is important to us at Coundon Primary that as parents you are kept up to date on your child’s progress and can work with us in supporting your child on their learning journey. If there is anything you would like further clarification on regarding this information, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will address any queries you may have.

Foundation Stage Data

From September 2013 we have started to track Foundation stage data using Targsats to fall in line with the rest of the school. This data will show the progress that children make from entry into our school Nursery right through to year 6 when the children leave primary education.

The data in the foundation stage will be collected at 4 points during Nursery and 4 points during the Reception year.

1 – On Entry

2 – End of Autumn Term

3 – End of Spring Term

4 – During Summer Term

At the end of the Reception year the children will be given a point score of 1, 2 or 3 in all seventeen aspects across the seven areas of learning:

Emerging (child has not achieved the age expected level)

Expected (child has achieved the age expected level)

Exceeding (child has exceeded the age expected level)

When inputting data to Targsats the scores broadly follow the guidance in Development Matters and the Statutory Framework. The following grid shows the defined ages and how this relates to a Targsats entry.

Children are assessed as a ‘best fit’ and individual records highlighting the children’s development are kept in the classrooms. A final judgement will be made in the summer term to judge whether a child is Emerging, Expected or Exceeding the age expected level.

The children will also be assessed and given a written summary on how they demonstrate the three characteristics of effective learning:

Playing and Exploring – Engagement

Active Learning – Motivation

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