Children are assessed on a 9 point scale using the following categories – emerging, expected and exceeding.

Point

Assessment Meaning

Emerging (below average at the end of the year)

0

Not meeting 25% of the year group expectations

1

Not meeting 25-50% of the year group expectations

2

Not meeting 50-75% of the year group expectations

3

Not meeting more than 75% but not all of the year group expectations

Expected - meeting ALL of the year group expectations (average at the end of the year)

4

Make the occasional error; however they understand the concepts of their year group fully

5

Rare mistakes, very confident at meeting the year group statements

6

Confident and works at a rapid rate, meeting more than 50% of the year group exceeding statements

Exceeding (above average at the end of the year)

7

Meeting the exceeding statements fro their year group

8

Confident in and rarely make a mistake in the year group exceeding statements

9

(Gifted and Talented) Exceptionally confident in handling the exceeding statements for their year group and show exceptional ability for their age

The examples below are based on a year 4 child. If your child is in a different year group the end numbers will be exactly the same – it will simply be the start number that changes, for example, e.g. a year 1 child may be a 1.4 at the end of the year and a year 3 child may be a 3.4.

A term by term explanation based on a year 4 child:
Autumn Term
Average – 4.0 or 4.1
Above Average – 4.2 or above
Below Average – anything that starts with a number that is not a 4 to indicate they are not yet working on the year 4 curriculum

Spring Term
Average – 4.1 or 4.2
Above Average – 4.3 or above
Below Average – anything that starts with a number that is not a 4 to indicate they are not yet working on the year 4 curriculum or a 4.0

Summer Term (End of year)
Average – 4.4 or 4.5
Above Average – 4.6 or above
Below Average – anything that starts with a number that is not a 4 to indicate they are not yet working on the year 4 curriculum or a 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3