Assessing Without Levels
From the 2015/16 school year, the previous national system of levelling children’s work, with a Level 4B expected by end of KS2, was abandoned.
The new assessment criteria are derived from the New National Curriculum (2014) and are arranged in year groups, rather than levels. Each subject has a programme of study which has a number of statutory and non-statutory requirements. In assessing the New Curriculum these requirements are translated into Performance Descriptors (PDs) at the end of Key Stages 1 & 2. Children will be given a final category in each subject at the end of Year 2 & 6. These are: Working at National Standard, Working Towards National Standard and Working in Greater Depth.
Teachers will use the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the National Curriculum to track progress and attainment. In order to meet all children’s needs it is expected that most children will be working on the objectives for their year, but some will have unfulfilled objectives from previous years and others will move ahead to tackle objectives from the following year. This allows us to ensure progress for each individual child.
You can read more about the new Key Stage 2 assessments and scores HERE.