Teachers carry out a variety of assessments all the time. Below you can see some of the different types:
In class tasks:
– Green Zone tasks
– Exam practice questions
– Group work
– Peer and self-assessment
– Homework tasks
– End of unit test
– To Date
– Mock exam
– Year/Key Stage to date assessments
There are two rounds of tracking throughout the year. One at the end of the Autumn for all year groups and then the second in March for Y11 and Y10 students and in May for Y7-9 students.
Before each round of tracking students will complete at least one assessment, there may be more depending on the subject. The assessment will be a ‘year to date’ assessment so that prior knowledge and content previously taught is always being recapped and assessed. An average of the assessments in each round of tracking will be taken to provide the tracking grade. Teachers will help students to prepare for their assessments in lessons through class work and homework tasks. Acting upon teachers’ feedback is really important so that students are as ready as possible for their actual assessments.
At each round of tracking students will receive a tracking data report, this will include their current tracking grade, their Attitude to Learning and Behaviour and Culture grade. At the end of the school year students will receive an end of year report which will show their average grades for the school year, plus a written end of year comment from each subject teacher.