The Glyn Learning Foundation


Assessment Guidance – KS1 & KS2

Accurate, informed assessment provides valuable data for our teachers in planning learning matched to the needs of the children. It is a continuous process by which teachers find out about their children’s capabilities and achievements. It is essential that we therefore use accurate data to identify where children are and what their next steps are. At Danetree we assess children in the following ways:

Assessment for Learning (formative assessment)

  • Sharing WALTS and success criteria with the children
  • Providing focused feedback on lesson learning outcomes
  • Individual target setting based on pupils’ previous achievement
  • Appropriate questioning
  • Pupils involved in self-assessment
  • Best fit DNA ticks

Assessment of Learning (summative assessment)

  • Writing levelling using national curriculum criteria
  • Maths and Reading levelling using national curriculum criteria
  • Standardised diagnostic test
  • Individual assessments

We use the following statements to assist us when making judgments of a child’s attainment against the National Curriculum expectations. We use a tracking system called Pupil Asset which is a bespoke online tracking system.