Teachers continually monitor your child’s progress at Berger. Feedback is given to the child regularly, both orally and through marked work. On-going assessment underpins the planning of work appropriate for children of different abilities and at different stages of development. Detailed records are essential to this planning.

Once a year more formal assessments are undertaken in English and Maths, to assess each child’s progress and to provide information about the year group as a whole, so that the school is able to set targets and evaluate its success in relation to individual year groups.

Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs)

These are administered nationally during the summer term and are designed to provide a standardised measure across the country against which the achievements of children can be judged at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in the foundation subjects.

Year 2 Each child is teacher assessed in reading, writing (including spelling and handwriting), maths (including number, shape, space and measurement). Teachers also make assessments of their work in Science. These tests usually take place throughout May/June. Please check the school calendar for this years timings.

Year 6 children are assessed in English (writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, handwriting, reading, comprehension), Maths and Science. These tests usually take place during the second week of May or thereabouts. Please check the school calendar for this years timings.

The SATs involve a variety of practical tasks and formal pencil-and-paper tests according to level of ability and age. Each child is assessed by the class teacher before the tests. Small variations in the year groups (for example english as an additional language children, or children joining the school in Years 5 or 6) can result in large percentage variation in SATs result year by year. It is always worth trying to understand these variations. Variation in results does not always mean variation in teaching, learning expectations or standards.

SATS (Standard Assessment Tests) tests are given at the end of year 2, year 6 and year 9. They are used to show your child’s progress.