School data and Performance
Summer 2019 Giffard Park Primary School Results Foundation Stage
At the end of the Foundation Stage children are assessed against each of the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG). Children are assessed as either emerging, expected or exceeding in each of the ELGs and are considered to have reached a ‘Good Level of Development’ is they have achieve at least the expected level in:
the prime areas of learning - personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language and;
the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.
Key Stage 2 Results
The Key Stage 2 tests taken by children in May 2019 were the fourth test which assessed children against the new more challenging National Curriculum that was introduced in September 2014. In 2016 new assessment tests and an assessment framework were also introduced along with guidance for teachers. This assessment framework is what our Year 6 children were tested against in May 2019.
Each child receives their test results as a scaled score and a teacher assessment based on their writing, which is judged according to the assessment framework. When interpreting the results you may wish to note the following:
Children receive a scaled score in each of reading, grammar/punctuation/spelling and maths – the range of this score is 80 to 120 and 100 is the expected standard. The threshold set for children considered to have achieved a high score is 110.
The progress measure is a value-added measure in which children’s results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.
A progress score of 0 means children, on average, do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally. A positive progress score means children, on average do better at KS2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. A negative progress score, on average, means children do less well at KS2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. A negative score does not mean that children did not make any progress – it means that they made less progress that other children nationally who had similar starting points.