Assessing our Curriculum
Assessment is a continuous process, which is integral to teaching and learning, allowing children to achieve their true potential.
At Repton Manor Primary School, assessment is seen as:
“the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.”
Assessment for Learning: Assessment Reform Group 2002.
Assessment can take two forms:
- Formative Assessment: Assessment in the moment, within lessons through discussion and questioning, or through analysis of the learning created within the lesson, of the children's levels of understanding. Children may be involved in self-assessing their own learning.
- Summative Assessment: Tests (formal and informal) sat by the children to give teaching staff an understanding of the children's level of understanding.
We believe that effective assessment:
- Offers all children an opportunity to show what they know, what skills they have acquired, what they understand and what they need to do to improve.
- Enables teachers to plan more effectively.
- Helps parents to be involved in their children’s progress.
- Provides the school with information to evaluate learning and to set suitable targets.