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Ysgol Ty Coch School

Dysgu Gyda'n Gilydd

Assessment

Assessment

Assessment continues to be an integral part of teaching and learning in Ysgol Ty Coch.  Each lesson uses the skills Wheel to reinforce the skills that the lesson addresses. All lessons refer to one of the five areas on the Skills Wheel and this is revised in the plenary where pupils are invited to comment on how well they think they have addressed that skill.

IEPs are in place with all pupils to address their needs as identified in their Statement of Educational Needs.  These are broken down into three targets – Literacy (Oracy, Reading and Writing), Numeracy and Well Being including Digital Competency. These targets are assessed three times a year and new targets set where appropriate.  Pupils are encouraged to have their own IEPs are to take responsibility for tracking their own progress using a colour coding set out in the marking policy – tickled pink for achieved and green for growth for skills still developing.  This is reflected in the marking policy.

We use individual profiles of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework to inform planning.

Summative assessment occurs in all areas of the curriculum in the Summer Term.

In the Primary department we use the Foundation Phase Profile, Instep,  P  Scales  and Salford reading  and comprehension test to assess.

In KS3 we use Instep to assess Maths and English, P Scales to assess the foundation subjects and the Salford reading  and comprehension test .

In KS4 we assess Maths and English using BKSB and P Scales  to assess foundation subjects. In addition to this, pupils achieve accredited modules as  recognition of the work completed during their course. Pupils also take the Salford reading  and comprehension test .

In KS5  we assess Maths and English using BKSB. In addition to this, pupils achieve accredited modules as  recognition of the work completed during their course. Pupils also take the Salford reading  and comprehension test .