What else will the assessments tell us?
As well as letting us know that your child is making progress, we also use assessments to find gaps in the children’s learning. These gaps are where it is clear the children do not understand this area of the curriculum. There are three levels for this:
1. Whole class gaps.
There may be gaps in the whole class’ knowledge and so the teacher will adapt the curriculum accordingly to teach these areas.
2. Groups gaps.
There may be a group of children with a gap and so the teacher or Learning Support Assistant may work with that specific group a bit more.
3. Individual gaps.
As well as this, your child will be given specific next steps to overcome a personal gap in their understanding. The staff working with your child will support them in this as well as you at home.