Assessment - Pupil Profile Tracker
After the DfE announced its plan to remove levels, it outlined its key principles behind this reform in assessment.
- To give reliable information to parents about how their child, and their child’s school, are performing
- To help drive improvement for pupils and teachers
- To make sure the school is keeping up with external best practice and innovation
Throughout our journey, it was these key principles we kept in mind to ensure our assessment achieved.
The Pupil Profile Tracker provides children, parents, teachers, SLT and governors with a clear and reliable view on current attainment and progress as well as what is happening over time. The assessment system is based on using children’s day to day success, alongside formative assessments, to generate a standard that builds up overtime.
At the beginning of every school year each child is set an age appropriate target in Reading, Writing and Mathematics of either ‘Below’, Working Towards’,’ Expected’ or ‘Greater Depth’. These targets are set with the previous academic year’s attainment in mind and also using key data such as Key Stage 1 attainment.
As the term progresses the class teacher will continually assess all children against year group ‘I CAN’ statements, which have been written against the 2014 National Curriculum. Children can be assessed as ‘Guided’, Independently Secure’ or ‘Greater Depth’.
Guided - A child will be assessed as guided if they have successfully achieved that unit’s learning after being taught it by the teacher or adult
Independently Secure - A child will be assessed as independently secure if they have been able to demonstrate their understanding of a concept either out of context, in a formative assessment or in another subject,
Greater Depth - A child will be assessed as greater depth if they have been able to apply their learning in a challenge situation e.g. problem-solving task
All of these assessments are collated in cohort tracking sheets which total the number of independently secure or greater depth achievements to generate an overall standard for each child. These standards match the four targets each child could achieve. The tracking grid also allows subject leaders to identify areas of strength and next steps for each cohort.
All of the information generated in the target sheet and the subject tracking sheets is collected to create an individual pupil profile page. These pages are sent home to families at key check point times to allow children and parents to see their successes and also what they need to work on next.