school children are continually assessed by teachers in accordance with
National Curriculum of England and Wales level descriptors. These assessments
are often carried out in an informal way as part of the day-to-day running of
children enter the school in FS1 they are given a baseline assessment. They are
assessed throughout the foundation stage using the Early Learning Goals
outlined in the Foundation Stage Profile.
are formally assessed at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and at the end of Key
Stage 2 (Year 6) through the SATs tests. The levels gained from these
assessments are used in conjunction with the teacher assessments to produce an
end of Key Stage Level to inform teachers and parents.
primary school is legally required to provide assessed levels in several areas
of the curriculum for the Ministry of Education. This information is collated
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