At Plumtree School a variety of assessment tools are used to evaluate and monitor pupil progress and attainment. These include a range of tests and assessments, for example, reading ages, spelling tests, half termly Maths tests, observation, marking, discussion and are distributed throughout the academic year. These assessments form part of our ongoing day to day monitoring of progress, attainment and standards.
During the summer term we use GL Assessment Progress Papers in Maths and English with Years 1 to 6, as well as Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning with Year 2 and Year 5. This will give us a standardised pattern of testing throughout school and on a national level. The Progress Papers form part of our summative assessment, helping us decide what a child can do at a particular stage. The Reasoning Tests are an effective way of measuring key reasoning processes, both verbal and nonverbal (context-free visual information) and assessing ability and future potential.