This month we normally do the ISA assessments for our Year 4, 5 and 6 children but owing to Covid, these have been pushed into Term 2. The assessments are a standardised assessment that focuses on the areas of reading, writing and Maths.
We are busy assessing the children in all areas of the curriculum and at the moment all the teachers are either completing or have completed 1:1 reading assessments with all their children to establish their reading level, their reading habits and their focus areas for future development. We would normally have already done this but we were unable to complete these during distance learning.
Children are also competing pre and post assessments in specific areas of the curriculum so that we know where the children are at, the areas to develop and in regards to the post assessments we are able to determine how far they have travelled.
We are also continually assessing the children as we go (formative assessments).
These assessments combined will help frame discussions at the upcoming 3 Way Conferences which will be held in late November.