At Langafel we aim for high quality teaching and learning, and the heart of this is effective assessment, underpinned by a growth mind-set belief that all pupils can succeed.
We use three main forms of assessment: in-school formative, in-school summative, and national standardised summative assessment. Here is some information about our assessment systems support you. We have set it out as a series of questions and answers with attached documents.
What is the purpose of assessment?
To allow teachers to respond accurately to the learning needs of each pupil and, with the contribution of support staff, give ongoing support to enable all pupils to make good progress.
To allow children to be given effective targets that they understand so they might have an active role in identifying their own learning needs and know how to improve their work.
To provide parents and carers with effective targets to support their child’s learning.
To provide pupils with an opportunity to demonstrate what they know and understand within their learning and get feedback against this.
To allow leaders to evaluate and continually improve on the quality of provision for all pupils.
What system do we use for ongoing formative assessment?
With the removal of levels in 2016 we chose to use a system called “Rainbow Tracker”. This is currently used to assess children in Reading, Writing and Maths in all years from Year 1 to Year 6. Rainbow tracker uses the colours below to assess pupils progress through the programme of study.