The absence of national data at key stages 1 and 2 has given many primary schools the opportunity to re-think their approach to assessment and data as we look to the new school year – for improving reading, for instance, identifying children with SEND and supporting wellbeing and behavioural needs.
How can we help
Using standardised assessments to identify gaps in pupils’ reading
New Group Reading Test (NGRT)
Establish a clear baseline and accurately measure current attainment levels in maths, English, science and reading
Progress Test Series (PT Series), New Group Reading Test (NGRT)
Identify potential barriers to learning and understanding pupils’ attitudes to learning
Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS)
Determine which pupils might need additional support and plan appropriate support measures
Rapid, COPS and LASS
Identify speech and language needs
NGRT has been an invaluable complement to teacher judgement and ensures we have information in the absence of national data.
Nick HackettHeadteacher, Beecroft Academy in Dunstable