Assessment is essential to enable us to extend and challenge the children’s learning so that they can reach their potential. Educational objectives are set and used to inform class planning, children’s next steps, resources, support, whole school objectives and training.
Assessment is incorporated into teaching strategies to enable progress to be assessed and diagnose any needed developments whether on an individual, group, class or whole school basis.
At Stokeinteignhead we use a range of formal and informal assessments in order to monitor children's learning. Formative assessment is used to support children to make the next step in their learning. This includes marking and verbal feedback. Summative assessment are 'tests' to help assess children’s application of skills and knowledge in problem-solving scenarios. Assessment procedures do vary, according to year groups.
Children in KS2 also assess their own and others’ learning and identify the next steps towards achieving their individual targets.
Assessment in the Foundation stage takes the form of observation. Daily observations are carried out with the children during both their child initiated activities and adult led activities. The information from these observations is gathered and compiled in the children’s individual ‘Learning Journey’ books. Throughout their time in Reception, each child’s individual level of development is assessed against the Early Learning Goals.