Here at Applegarth Academy we have developed assessment systems that work effectively to support and assess our curriculum enabling us to accurately monitor progress. A relentless focus on formative assessment ensures that all assessment feed back into the learning process. This drives rapid improvements in learning through a cycle of teaching, continual assessment and relevant feedback.
Our summative assessments is data that enables standardised, comparable and timely assessment information (populated three times a year) across all academies. The rigorous tracking system will report on attainment for all year groups: working towards national expectations, working at national expectations and working at greater depth.
Three main forms of assessment here at Applegarth are:
1. In-school formative assessment, which is used by teachers to evaluate pupils’ knowledge and understanding on a day-to-day basis and to inform and tailor teaching and learning accordingly;
2. In-school summative assessment, which enables schools to evaluate how much knowledge a pupil has gained at the end of a teaching period, this could be achieved by a test;
3. Nationally standardised summative assessment, which is used by the Government to hold schools to account.
All nationally standardised summative assessment results will be reported to parents and carers via end of year reports. Teachers will ensure that other formative and summative assessment results and steps taken to ensure that progress is strong as a result of these assessments are clearly communicated with parents and carers at regular intervals over an academic year.