At Selston High School we believe that assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning and as such serves several purposes:
a) formative – that assessment should be part of the curriculum planning and used in mapping out the next step in children’s learning (Assessment for Learning)
b) diagnostic – that assessment provides a detailed picture of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. (Assessment for Learning/PLCs)
c) summative – that assessment provides a picture in time of a child’s development (tests, examinations and final assessments)
We provide feedback on this assessment to both students and parents.
Students receive feedback informally through spoken feedback on their learning and more formally through written comments on their work, feedback sheets etc.
All students and parents receive three tracking style reports each year.
Parents also have the opportunity to discuss their childs' progress with their tutor at a Progress Review Day in the autumn term and with their subject teachers at a full Parents Evening.