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Assessment & Reporting

Pupils move through the curriculum at their own pace. Assessment will focus on how well and how much pupils are learning and not just how quickly they move through all the experiences and outcomes.

Progress will be evidenced using a variety of approaches that best reflect the learning that has taken place, and will track the skills that your child or young person is developing. There are four main ways in which pupils will be assessed in the Broad General phase (pre-school – S3):

‘SAY’ where a pupil may have presented to the class or teacher.

‘WRITE’ where a pupil may have some written evidence e.g. end of unit/topic.

‘MAKE’ where a pupil may have created a model or poster.

‘DO’ where pupils may act out a scenario or conduct a class vote.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the Broad General phase and is a continuous process which influences the goals set for your child. Assessment can take many forms including observation, sampling of work, presentations, portfolios, performance, self & peer assessment as well as tests.

From August 2017, new national standardised assessments are being introduced as part of the National Improvement Framework, where every child in P1, P4, P7 and S3 will undertake assessments covering aspects of reading, writing and working with numbers over the course of the school year.

Assessments will be completed online and will be automatically marked by the online system, giving teachers immediate feedback to help children progress.to help teachers judge how well children are doing and plan next steps in their learning. For more information please go to:


Throughout this time, parents will receive regular updates through TRACKING Reports along with an ANNUAL Report and the opportunity to meet informally and formally with teachers and support staff (see school calendar in APPENDIX)

Pupils have responsibility for maintaining their pupil profile which involves them pulling together their strengths, achievements both inside and outside of school to help them understand what they are learning and support planning for future learning. At Fishermoss School Pupil Profiles are known as Learning Celebration Books.

Parents and carers are encouraged to contact the school at other times throughout the year to discuss their child’s progress.

Secondary schools: Assessment & Reporting in the Senior Phase (S4-S6)

In the Senior Phase pupils embark on the National Qualifications.

As pupils enter this phase they are set an aspirational target grade for each subject they are studying. This forms the basis for learning conversations between staff and pupils to discuss progress and identify next steps. This is shared with parents/carers through TRACKING Reports.

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