Assessment

At Moorcroft we believe that each student is an individual with their own talents and interests. Therefore, we personalise our target setting and assessment to match individual needs to give a true reflection of individual progress.

We use a basket of assessment tools to measure the progress of our students:

  • P-levels
  • Planned Learning Outcomes (personal targets)

 

We assess our Planned Learning Outcomes, using a 10 point scale called MAPP, which is in use in many special schools.  We compare data from all  assessment sources to make a final judgement about achievement.

 

Language of Assessment

  • Attainment - the current level of ability of a student
  • Progress – the difference in attainment over a period of time
  • Achievement – the how good the progress is relative to various factors, e.g. health, starting point, etc.

 

Highlights of  results for 2016-17

  1. Progress in P-levels is outstanding in English and Maths in KS3 and KS4, as it is significantly high in comparison to national data.
  2. In Key Stage 3, 84% of pupils met their Upper Quartile Targets in English with 48% exceeding these targets.  In Maths, 83% achieved their Upper Quartile target with 50% exceeding them.  Compared to progression guidance 2009-10, 25% of pupils are expected to meet their Upper Quartile Target.
  3. In Key Stage 4, 75% of pupils met their Upper Quartile Targets in English, with 25% exceeding this target.   In Maths, 83% met their Upper Quartile target and 50% exceeded this target.
  4. Overall progress in P-Levels is improving over time – solidly good in 2014/2015, outstanding in 2015/2016 and outstanding in 2016-17.
  5. Progress against personal targets for the whole school is outstanding.  97% made expected progress, with 39% exceeding expectations.
  6. When amalgamating overall judgements achievement is outstanding for the whole school.