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Assessments and Reporting

How will I be informed of my child's progress?

Formal reporting on your child’s progress will take place throughout the academic year. 

What will the report look like?

Example of KS3 Termly Progress Report

How is my child's progress assessed?

In the summer term 2016 we changed the way we report to parents in KS3.  We did this so that we can make sure that we are all working together to ensure your child meets their potential at Rye Hills Academy. 

Building on the work we have done within school following the removal of levels at Key Stage 3, we have put in place an assessment system which tracks how your child is progressing against their KS2 scores from Primary school. 

Each term you will receive a report which gives you an overview of how your child has performed over the last term at Rye Hills.  For each subject there is an overview of your child’s attitude, behaviour and an assessment of the standard they are currently working at. 

In addition to this there is a comment about the progress your child is making toward their KS4 potential.  Please remember that the starting points for this progress measure are the KS2 scores, which have been used to give each student a target standard.  For English and maths, each of the respective KS2 levels is used as a baseline measure.  For all other subjects a combination of the two scores is used.  The image below demonstrates our minimum expectations from each KS2 starting point.

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You can find more information about the new GCSE grading system here.

A detailed description of the expectations for each standard can also be found in the subject section of the school website - here. This will allow you to support your child to work at their target standard.

The attitude score is also a very important measure, as we are very keen to instil the correct attitudes and work ethic in all of our students.  If students are exhibiting the correct study habits, progress will follow.  The attitude score is ranked from 1-4.  A description of what these numbers mean can be found on the reverse of this letter.   In some cases, a student may be generally doing the right things, but there are concerns that prevent them being awarded grades 1 or 2.  It may be the case that a student is working well in class, for instance, but not engaging effectively with homework.  

Attitude Descriptors

1 – Excellent

· The student always arrives ready and prepared to learn.

· Classwork and homework are consistently completed to the best of the student’s ability.

· The student is engaged fully in all aspects of learning and acts on all feedback.

· The student goes above and beyond what is required of them.

3 – Requires improvement

· There are occasions when the student does not arrive ready and prepared to learn.

· Classwork is completed, but on occasions not in line with ability.

· Homework is sometimes late and on occasions not in line with ability.

· Feedback is sometimes not acted upon.

2 – Good

· The student usually arrives ready and prepared to learn.

· Classwork and homework are usually completed to the best of student’s ability.

· The student is usually engaged in all aspects of lessons and acts on feedback.

4 – Poor

· The student is often poorly equipped and late for lessons, therefore not ready to learn.

· Classwork is often incomplete and not in line with ability.

· Homework is often late or incomplete and not in line with ability.

· Feedback is never acted upon.

· The student has to be frequently reminded to remain on task.