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Palmarsh Primary School

More Than A School


We believe that effective assessment provides information to improve teaching and learning which ensures pupils achieve well. To do this in our school, we undertake two different but complementary types of assessment: assessment for learning and assessment of learning.

Assessment for learning (formative assessment) involves the use of assessment in the classroom to raise pupil achievement. It is based on the idea that pupils will improve most if they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to this aim, and how they can achieve this aim.

Assessment of learning (summative assessment) involves judging pupils' performance against the 2014 national standards.  Depending on the subject, teachers make these judgements at the end of a half term, term, key stage or year. They may use internal tests. In Year 2 and 6 (2015) teacher’s must adhere to the Statutory Assessment Tests and in Year 1 children’s reading knowledge is checked on a phonics screening test.