Kirkby Assessment Project with School Improvement Liverpool
The twelve Kirkby Collaborative primary schools are participating in a two year Assessment project led by colleagues from School Improvement Liverpool. The project supports schools to address the changes made to assessment and also the development of teaching the new National Curriculum.
Aims of the Project
- Schools work in partnership to ensure a consistent understanding of the 2016 expected standard across a network of schools.
- Enable outcomes for non- reporting years to be standardised and shared with the wider school community to allow for a consistent understanding of the expected standards, leading to effective tracking and target setting.
- To benchmark the progress of children, currently in KS1 & 2 against the expected standard for 2016.
- To encourage effective practice in standardisation and moderation practice across the network.
- To ensure that best practice from the project schools is available to all schools in the network
- To build the capacity of schools in terms of their robust assessment systems using the new standards.
Benefits for schools
- The project will run over a two year period from September 2016 following the cohorts through to reporting against the standards at KS 1 & 2 and beyond.
- The project incudes training for school leads on quality assuring the new 2016 expected standards in maths, writing at KS1 and/or KS2.
- In the first year the Year 1 and 5 teachers attend training on standardisation In the second year it will be Year 3 and 4 who will follow the same pattern.
- As part of the project the school will be able to conduct standardised testing and tasking of children at an individual, group and the whole cohort level benchmarking against the 2016 raised expected standard
- pupil level data is collected 2 times a year from project schools, which is analysed by School Improvement Liverpool and returned to schools with implications for future planning.
- There will be the opportunity to work in partnership to quality assure teacher assessments against the 2016 raised expected standards.
Implications for the school on supporting the wider school community
- Sharing good practice with the wider school community in terms of procedures, case studies, evidence and judgement guidance.
- Working closely with other schools to model approaches and standards, including leading standardisation meetings and later moderation meetings.
- Work within the Collaborative to ensure that any good practice from the project is available to all.
- Allowing outcomes from the project to be shared with the wider schools community across Local Authorities.