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The QM Cycle

Element 2

An analysis of the assessment of pupil performance in basic skills

It is vital that a school uses information about performance in basic skills to inform planning, identify groups, meet the needs of individual learners and measure the impact of actions taken.

A school should make use of the full range of formative and summative data available, such as assessment on entry to the school, Foundation Stage Profile, end of key stage data, moderated teacher assessment, additional standardised testing and value added measures. There should be an opportunity for learners to share, understand and use the outcomes from assessment to inform their future learning.

Pupil mobility is an issue for many schools. It is essential that there is an established procedure for assessing the basic skills of new learners at whatever point they join the school, in order to make appropriate provision.