Assessment is the ongoing collection of evidence providing descriptive information about a learner’s progress. It involves teachers, pupils and parents and informs them in a meaningful way about individual strengths and weaknesses. It provides information for planning and identifies future goals and targets.
The assessment of pupils takes two forms; formative and summative. Formative assessment takes place on a daily basis; this is evident across the school but is the prime assessment strategy in the EYFS. It enables teachers to monitor the pupil’s progress in all subjects and ensures they receive the feedback they need to make good progress. This information also forms an integral part of planning for future learning. Summative assessments are most likely to be carried out at the end of a term, at the end of a unit of work or at the end of the year. At Smart Vision School, to ensure the data we collect is as reliable as possible, we use three measures, formative assessments, summative assessments and external standardised assessments. The data is triangulated and helps us assess our teaching and learning and analyse the progress each pupil is making.