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Assessment at Walsall Wood

At Walsall Wood we use a term by term system of tracking attainment and progress in Reading, Maths and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) using NFER assessments. These assessment tests identify which age related objectives the children have achieved and provide a standardised score to track progress across the year. We assess Writing against end of year expectations at several points throughout the year.


Assessment information allows teachers ascertain how many children are working on track, as well as those working above the expected level. Where children are working below the expected level, interventions are used to ensure accelerated progress.


Statutory Assessment

At the end of the Reception year, every child is assessed against the Development Matters document to establish whether they have made a ‘good level of development (GLD).


In Year 1, all children are expected to sit a ‘Reading by Six’ test. This national reading test gathers information about children’s phonic ability.


In years 2 & 6, children will have completed SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests) for Reading, Maths and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) during the summer term. There writing will be assessed by their class teacher, whose judgements are monitored by the Local Authority.