There are two different types of assessments that happen at Riverside:
“Formative” assessments are those that are continuous and help us to know exactly the level your child is working at in order to support their progress to the next level. Formative assessments happen every day by every teacher so that teaching and learning activities can be modified to improve attainment.
“Summative” assessments are those that signpost a child’s attainment, usually at the end of a learning stage. They are often compared against standards or benchmarks. These assessments are the type that parents often hear about and know – SATs, Mathematics Tables Check, Phonics Check, work samples and any tests are summative assessments.
The results of our summative assessments in Key Stage 2 are published each year and compared to other schools nationally. For many years our results have shown that Riverside is above the national average – our results are outstanding.
We have consistently been a high achieving school and we aim to stay that way!
The results for the most recent year can be found on the “Performance Data” page of this website.
Any parent who wishes to see their child’s assessments can do so – just speak to the Head of School, Helen Baldry. We use Parents’ Evening Meetings to share assessment information, agree your child’s personal targets and suggest ways forward. These meetings are invaluable to your child’s education and help us improve our standards.
By working together, we can ensure every child achieves their potential and has a strong foundation for the next stage of their learning journey.