Examination and Assessment Results
How we monitor progress – Definitions
The following terms describe how we monitor the progress of our children and young people.
This is how quickly and effectively your child moves through learning objectives and targets within a year or key stage.
Ultimately the faster the rate of progress the more quickly your child will achieve the next curriculum standard. However please note rate of progress is affected by a pupils’ degree of learning difficulty and their associated needs.
This is the highest level your child has completed at any one point in time and for any given subject. It could be in the form of P-Levels starting at P1i and going up to P8 or could be in the form of the National Curriculum year or Key Stage standard your child has achieved.
Please note however, since the development of the new National Curriculum there is now an increased gap between P-Levels and Year 1 objectives and as such RSDD have maintained sub levels to bridge this gap for individual pupils where necessary.
This is the process by which teacher judgements are reviewed, if necessary adjusted and ultimately verified collectively. The process involves sharing examples of work and any supporting evidence, in order to establish a shared agreement within school and comparing to other children of similar age of what would be expected from a child in order to achieve any given level for any particular subject.
Moderation is carried out annually for a range of subjects within school. On completion of internal moderation, the process is repeated with other schools beyond our own in order to improve the validity and reliability of the end judgements made.