Assessment Model

Steps to Success - Woodfield Assessment Model

For pupils working above W level outstanding progress is 6 steps each academic year.

More than expected progress

Outstanding

6 steps a year

1 step a half term

Exceeding expected progress

Outstanding +

7 + steps a year

More than 1 step a half term

For pupils working below A level outstanding progress is 5 steps each academic year.

More than expected progress

Outstanding

5 steps a year

1 step a half term

Exceeding expected progress

Outstanding +

6 + steps a year

More than 1 step a half term

What is a step?

Pupils work towards mastering ‘can do’ statements that are set by their teachers in each subject. The ‘can do’ statements are based on the curriculum of each subject. Pupils know what their ‘can do’ statements are because they are at the front of each unit of work in their books and when they have been achieved they are marked as completed. Teachers assess pupils as having achieved a step after completing their ‘can do’ statements for each subject.

 

What happens if a pupil does not achieve a step?

Teachers are continually assessing pupils work (formative assessment) and if a pupil is not on track to achieve a step the teacher will immediately identify this and give the pupil additional support or an intervention will be put in place. There may be other reasons such as attendance impacting on progress which will be identified and taken into consideration with additional work and support being set on return.
 

Stages of progress

There is the P level stage, stage W and stages A,B,C,D at Woodfield. Teachers complete a baseline assessment of each pupil at the start of each academic year and each pupils starting point will be either in the P level stage, stage W or A, B, C, D. Teachers expertly pin point where pupils are working and scaffold their next steps through the stages.

 

Assessing progress

Teachers make professional judgments (summative assessment) about pupil progress each half term. Teachers then look to see if pupils are on track to reach their targets and if not additional support or different strategies will be tried. Teachers report on progress at the end of each term and parents receive a detailed report showing what each pupil’s next steps are. At the end of each academic year an Annual Report is sent to parents.