Assessment & Reporting

ASSESMENT

We believe that assessment is integral to all learning and teaching.  Teachers at JCSRS use P Scales and the UK National Curriculum to assess students at the beginning and end of the academic year. During the year teachers assess student progress both formally and informally. The results inform adjustments to teaching strategies as well as planning and reviews throughout the year.

Formal assessments include the following as appropriate:

P Levels for English and Maths

Reading

  • Salford Sentence Reading Test
  • PM Benchmark Reading Assessment
  • Raz kids
  • Rapid Reading Scheme assessment
  • Phonic Books diagnostic assessment
  • Nessy (Reading and spelling)
  • Magic words (sight word reading scheme)

Spelling

  • Single word spelling test
  • Attack spelling

Writing

Developmental Writing Scale (Sturm et al 2012)

Maths

UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1 & 2 Maths Assessments

Therapy

The therapy team use both formal and informal assessment tools specifically designed for their clinical specialism and liaise with colleagues and parents to advise them of assessment outcomes, therapy targets, programmes and progress.

REPORTING

We value our partnership with parents and we have regular parent meetings to discuss student progress. All parents have access to their son/daughter’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This includes the IEP, formal reports and a portfolio of work with evidence of learning outcomes and ASDAN modules. It also indicates learning progress.

User Guide for the VLE: