A guide to how we measure your child’s progress.
At the end of each key stage (i.e. at the end of year 2 and year 6), all children are required to be formally assessed using Standard Assessment Tests (SATS). This is something the government requires all schools to do and the results are published nationally.
On your child’s Termly Report Card, you will see that there is a box informing you about their progress. This is broken down into ‘less than expected’, ‘expected’ and ‘more than expected’. This is measured from what we call your child’s prior attainment (i.e. the results that they got at the end of the previous Key Stage).
If your child is in year 1 or 2, their progress is measured from the results they had at the end of Reception. If your child is in year 3, 4, 5, or 6, their progress is measured from the results that they got at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).
This may mean that your child has a tick in the ‘less than expected’ or ‘expected’ box for progress. This does not necessarily mean that your child is not working hard and hasn’t made super progress this year. It is a measure of the results that they are expected to attain according to their prior attainment, and how close they are to reaching them.
If you would like to know any more about the information on your child’s termly report card, please speak to their class teacher.