All assessment information should help learners to improve their learning. The use of good quality, consistent information plays a significant role in promoting improvement from learner level through to system level. It needs to be valid, reliable, manageable and meaningful for teachers, learners and other audiences. The assessment within the school, and across primary/secondary clusters, is designed to provide coherent information that demonstrates a shared understanding so that it can be used consistently across subjects and year groups.
All students complete a Quality Marked Assessment (QMA) during each half term. The task and success criteria for QMAs are shared with students and parents/carers on the Learning Plans. QMAs are assessment tasks that are carefully marked by teachers, where students are given formative feedback that they must respond to.
When undertaking Formative WWW/EBI Teacher Marking, students’ work is formatively marked in green pen for:
To monitor and track learner progress against their potential targets, predicted grades and Attitude to Learning grades are submitted by classroom teachers to the SIMs Assessment Manager at regular intervals throughout the year. Teachers take account of relevant evidence, encompassing transferable skills as well as knowledge and understanding.
SIMS information is shared with Learning Directors, the School Leadership Team, Heads of Subject, Form Tutors and School Governors. The information is also shared with learners to support them in achieving their potential.
Elfed High School provides both qualitative and quantitative information in annual reports to parents/carers, informing them of progress in all national curriculum subjects. These reports provide learner specific information in the form of teacher specific comments and predicted grades and target grades. In addition, Interim All Achieve Reports are issued to update parents/carers throughout the year.
The whole school system is based on the following terms:
When determining this grade, considerations are: effort in class, organisation, engagement with home learning opportunities, Growth Mindset, motivation, behaviour