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:
- 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
- Progress in P-levels is outstanding in English and Maths in KS3 and KS4, as it is significantly high in comparison to national data.
- 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.
- 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.
- Overall progress in P-Levels is improving over time – solidly good in 2014/2015, outstanding in 2015/2016 and outstanding in 2016-17.
- Progress against personal targets for the whole school is outstanding. 97% made expected progress, with 39% exceeding expectations.
- When amalgamating overall judgements achievement is outstanding for the whole school.