How is children's performance measured?
Currently, children are formally assessed at different times during their primary education. At the end of the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) children are assessed to establish whether or not they have made a Good Level of Development (GLD).
Children in Year 1 are screened to assess their phonological awareness - the children are asked to read 40 words, made up of real and alien words. The pass mark, to achieve the expected standard, was 32 out of 40.
At the End of Key Stage One (in Year 2) children are currently assessed in maths, reading and writing and at the end of Key Stage Two, children sit SATs tests in Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation and Maths; writing is measured by Teacher Assessment.