Key Stage 1 Assessment

Assessment in KS1-Year One and Year Two

Assessments are made continually throughout the children’s time at school and used to inform the next steps in teaching and learning.

At the end of each term, Year One and Year Two teachers will use the evidence collected throughout the term to make summative teacher assessments for every child in reading, writing and mathematics.

  • PUMA maths assessments will be used to inform the teacher assessment of maths, alongside evidence gathered throughout the tem from the children’s day to day achievements.
  • PIRA reading assessment will be used to inform the teacher assessment of reading, alongside evidence gathered throughout the tem from the children’s day to day achievements. Salford Reading Age tests will also be completed each term.
  • For writing, any piece of writing can be used as evidence so long as the taught objective for the lesson is not used as evidence of independent achievement.
  • Phonological awareness will be assessed using a phonics assessment system that has been designed in school.

Teachers in KS1 will carry out these assessments during an assessment week in each term. This will ensure fairness in results across the year group. Any child who is absent when the test is carried out must complete it on their return.

Assessments in EYFS and KS1 must be shared with TAs involved in supporting pupils in class.

Statutory Assessments at the end of KS1

In KS1, children are assessed against Age Related Expectation (AREs) for the stage of National Curriculum that they are at.

The Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks set out the current expectations for assessment at the end of KS1. Using this document, children at KS1 are judged in reading, writing, maths by three performance descriptors:

  • Working at a greater depth within the expected standard
  • Working at the expected national standard
  • Working towards the expected national standard

In science, children are judged as working at the expected standard or not.

Children will sit National Curriculum Tests in reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling and in maths. Tests will be externally set and internally marked. There will be no tests for writing or science.

There is a link below to the Interim Framework Standards. These are the standards which are used to teacher assess the children at the end of KS1.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576179/2017_interim_teacher_assessment_frameworks_at_the_end_of_key_stage_1_V2_PDFa.pdf