Assessment and moderation
Moderation is an integral part of assessment ensuring that standards are consistent among teachers, schools and LAs and that they are maintained from year to year. In order to ensure accuracy and consistency in judgements, there are various processes a school may engage with.
|Formative assessment||Teachers make day-to-day professional judgements on children’s progress and attainment to inform next steps in learning.|
|Standardisation||A professional development activity where teachers secure their understanding of national standards. Where there are differences, teachers must review their judgements and align them with national standards.|
|Teacher Assessment||Following standardisation, teachers make informed judgements about children’s summative attainment against national standards. Teachers must base their teacher assessment judgement on a broad range of evidence across the curriculum for each pupil.|
|School moderation||With colleagues in school, teachers use national standards and exemplification materials to review a selection of the judgements and supporting evidence to check their accuracy and consistency.|
|School cluster/ collaborative moderation and / or LA moderation events||With colleagues from other schools, teachers use national standards and exemplification materials to review a selection of the judgements and supporting evidence to check their accuracy and consistency. Disagreement must be resolved to ensure that all judgements are in line with national standards and may require revisiting all previous teacher assessment judgements.
The TA frameworks only cover key aspects of assessment within Y2 and Y6. These will be used for external moderation purposes. For other year groups, teachers will need to refer to national curriculum programmes of study.
|External statutory moderation||Visits by LA external moderators to review teachers’ judgements across the range of attainment to ensure that teacher assessments are accurate and in line with national standards. If judgements are not validated by the external moderator, the moderator will explain what needs to be done to ensure the judgements are valid. Any changes to data will need to be resubmitted. The school must not resubmit TA data after the deadline without the authorisation from STA or the LA.|
Please see attached letters for full details of this term's local authority reading and writing moderation. The local authority moderation forms remain the same and links to these forms are provided within the documentation.
This update provides information on the phonics screening check, KS1 and KS2 statutory requirements and the multiplication tables check (MTC) pilot.
We are having a key stage one data day. This will be an opportunity for senior leaders to analyse their key stage one data and work with the local authority data team and school improvement team. It will be specifically useful for infant schools who do not attend data day on the 9 July 2019. It is a drop in session but if you could inform us at email@example.com if you intend to attend that would be useful.
The session is at Sans Souci from 10am to 2pm on the 2nd July 2019