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Assessment

Year group

Assessment type

How is this reported to parents

FS1 & FS2

EYFS

Durham School Baseline upon entry to school.

Continuous teacher Assessment through focused observations throughout the year for the 7 key areas of learning.

FS1: Emerging, Expected, Exceeding the expectations for a child of their age as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Expected Attainment journey of an FS1 child

22-36

 

30-50

30-50

30-50

40-60

40-60 +

Working Below

On Entry to FS1

End of Term One

End of Term Two

End of Term Three

Working Above

 

 

At the end of FS2, Emerging, Expected, Exceeding is based on whether they have achieved the Early Learning Goals as set out in the EYFS curriculum.

Expected Attainment journey of an FS2 child

30-50

40-60

40-60

40-60

 

ELG

ELG+

Working Below

On Entry to FS2

End of Term One

End of Term Two

End of Term Three

Working Above

 

Year 1

KS1

Teacher assessment for all subjects. Termly challenges are given to ensure we are aiding all students in our quest of ‘building confidence for life.’

The judgement of “Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding” the age-related expectations for the year group objectives as displayed in the English National Curriculum.

Standardised, external tests in Reading.

 

 

Phonics Screening Test

A grade of 1-9 relating to Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding as based on your child’s standardised score from the test. The ‘Durham School for Girls Doha Grading System’ correlates with age related expectations in the UK whereby 5 is meeting expectations in that year group.

The pass rate for the Phonics Screening Test is 32 out of 40 words. This is the only assessment at Durham School that is Pass/Fail. If your child fails this assessment they will re-sit it the following academic year in Year 2

Durham School Grading System

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Below Expectations

Working Towards Expectations

Meeting Expectations

Above Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

 

Year 2

KS1

Teacher assessment, plus Durham School Challenges for Maths, English, Science, Arabic and Islamic. This is the Durham School System for ‘building confidence for life.’

A judgement of Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding the year group expectations, provided as a grade of 1-9 against National Curriculum objectives.

Progress Tests provided by GL Assessment for Maths and English as part of the National Agenda Parameter (NAP tests).

 

Progress tests are taken in June depending on the academic calendar. You will be informed in advance. A score whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England. This is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations and will be displayed as such in your child’s end of year report.

 

Information in table below provided in Progress Tests from GL Assessment

 

 

Year 3

KS2

 

Teacher assessment, plus Durham School Challenges for Maths, English, Science, Arabic and Islamic. This is the Durham School System for ‘building confidence for life.’

Durham Primary School Grading System

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Below Expectations

Working Towards Expectations

Meeting Expectations

Above Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

A judgement of Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding the year group expectations, provided as a grade of 1-9 against National Curriculum objectives.

 

CAT4, a cognitive ability digital test is taken in September for every girl starting the school*. Progress Tests provided by GL Assessment for Maths, English and Science are taken digitally at the end of the academic year. Dates will be communicated in advance.

 

CAT4 is taken in September and is used to inform teaching and learning at the beginning of the year. Progress tests are taken at the end of the academic year. You will be informed in advance. A score whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England. This is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations and will be displayed as such in your child’s end of year report.

 

Year 4

KS2

 

Teacher assessment, plus Durham School Challenges for Maths, English, Science, Arabic and Islamic. This is the Durham School System for ‘building confidence for life.’

A judgement of Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding the year group expectations, provided as a grade of 1-9 against National Curriculum objectives.

CAT4, a cognitive ability digital test is taken in September*. Progress Tests provided by GL Assessment for Maths, English and Science are taken digitally at the end of the academic year. Dates will be communicated in advance.

CAT4 is taken in September and is used to inform teaching and learning at the beginning of the year. Progress tests are taken at the end of the academic year. You will be informed in advance. A score whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England. This is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations and will be displayed as such in your child’s end of year report.

Year 5

KS2

Teacher assessment, plus Durham School Challenges for Maths, English, Science, Arabic and Islamic. This is the Durham School System for ‘building confidence for life.’

A judgement of Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding the year group expectations, provided as a grade of 1-9 against National Curriculum objectives.

CAT4, a cognitive ability digital test is taken in September*. Progress Tests provided by GL Assessment for Maths, English and Science are taken digitally at the end of the academic year. Dates will be communicated in advance.

CAT4 is taken in September and is used to inform teaching and learning at the beginning of the year. Progress tests are taken at the end of the academic year. You will be informed in advance. A score whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England. This is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations and will be displayed as such in your child’s end of year report.

Year 6

KS2

Teacher assessment, plus Durham School Challenges for Maths, English, Science, Arabic and Islamic. This is the Durham School System for ‘building confidence for life.’

A judgement of Below, Working Towards, Meeting, Above or Exceeding the year group expectations, provided as a grade of 1-9 against National Curriculum objectives.

CAT4, a cognitive ability digital test is taken in September*. Progress Tests provided by GL Assessment for Maths, English and Science are taken digitally at the end of the academic year. Dates will be communicated in advance.

CAT4 is taken in September and is used to inform teaching and learning at the beginning of the year. Progress tests are taken at the end of the academic year. You will be informed in advance. A score whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England. This is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations and will be displayed as such in your child’s end of year report.

End of Key Stage Test (SATs) for Maths, Reading and SPaG (Spelling Punctuation and Grammar).

In the UK, scaled scores are provided whereby ‘100’ is considered as Meeting the expectations in the National Curriculum of England and Wales. This again is easily converted into the grade “5” as Meeting Expectations.

*Please note after the initial CAT4 is taken at the beginning of your daughter’s time in Durham School for Girls, a CAT4 will only be re-done every 3 years.

In every year group there are 3 times in the year where teachers will invite parents to ‘meet the teacher’ and discuss your daughter’s progression against the National Curriculum Standards and the Ministry of Education, Qatar.

Alongside a discussion regarding your daughter’s progression and attitude towards learning there will be a written report. All parents have made a commitment to their daughter’s education, therefore, meeting the teacher events are compulsory to receive your daughter’s report for that term.

CAT4 Tests (September) and Progress Tests (Summer Term) produce a separate parent report which will be sent home via PDF when they are made available after your daughter has sat her test.

Every 3 years, the girls will do a PASS test. This measures attitude, self-esteem, and is a self-evaluation. All this evidence helps us to really challenge or support your daughter to be the best that she can be.

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