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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

New Assessment System in School

Assistant Head Mrs Nicola O'Brien, explains the changes in assessment in School

Girls in Years 6,7,10 and 12 have sat a computer adaptive test which provides us with a set of baseline data that we use to support pupils in their learning. The assessments are administered by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University and create a profile that gives us a picture of overall ability. This allows us to personalise our teaching and, as such, the girls’ learning experience. We are also able to use this data as an indicator of potential and then track the progress of the girls towards meeting their target over time. Progress towards achieving their yearly targets will be recorded half-termly on a Pupil Progress and Attitude Tracker (PPAT) which will be sent home. Progress will be recorded as ‘emerging’, ‘good’, ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. As well as showing how the girls are making progress towards achieving their target grades, the PPAT will also comment on the girls’ ‘attitude to learning’. Words chosen to describe these are ‘curiosity’, ‘organisation’ and ‘resilience’. They are linked closely to the language used in the School aims and represent the ethos LHS encourages and nurtures. Further explanation of how the new system will work can be found on the PowerPoint attached below, as well as in the letter that has been given to parents. Please contact Mrs O’Brien at N.obrien@leicesterhigh.co.uk for more information.