Assessment and Marking

Our Assessment and Marking Policies

Marking

Purpose

To establish a broad, consistent approach to the way students’ work is marked, so that students feel valued and have a clear understanding of how well they are doing. Marking will help students to improve their work and will inform teacher planning and monitoring.

Expectations

Each student will have their work in class marked on a regular basis. Effective marking is a two-way process in which students respond to teachers’ comments by undertaking corrections, progress tasks, addressing mistakes and further development of the work or a complete reworking.

Marking will:

All work will be assessed a minimum of once per half term. Students will be issued with challenging but achievable targets at the start of each academic year and these will be regularly reviewed.

Assessment and Reporting:

Purpose

To provide appropriate feedback to both students and parents through regular assessment and communication regarding progress of students against targets set.

Expectations

Students will be assessed both formatively (on-going in class assessment) and summatively (end of term assessments) throughout the year. Students will be tested on topics at the end of each half term and these assessments will be reported to parents through learning cycle data and during annual parents/carers evenings. Attainment and effort grades are important assessment indicators and allow progress to be tracked, monitored and evaluated. Data is shared with parents/carers through annual reports, parents’ evenings and through access to our online reporting systems.

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