Assessment: Key Stage 2/3

A gradual shift to assessing without levels

BAM Tracker Sheets | BAM Tasks | Got It? | TestBank

'Build-a-Mathematician' (BAM) Progress Tracker Sheets (2014 NC)

Part of our new 'assessing without (NC) levels' suite of assessment resources based on the Kangaroo Maths Mastery Indicators, BAM Progress Tracker Sheets are intended to be used alongside our schemes of work addressing the aims and content of the 2014 curriculum. They enable pupils to be part of the effective tracking of key conceptual indicators that underpin progression in mathematics and support the building a picture of a mathematician.

'Build-a-Mathematician' (BAM) Tasks (2014 NC)

Brand new assessment tasks to support the process of building a picture of a mathematician. The tasks are ideal to consolidate intended learning, support deliberate practice sessions and/or use as homework tasks. The carefully crafted questions have been designed to assess fluency, reasoning, problem solving and a student's ability to apply their understanding. One question will always focus on a misconception. The full suite of tasks for Stages 3 to 9 will be available by 20th August 2015. Thanks to the Balcarras Teaching School Mathematics Community for their contributions.

Stage 4

Stage 6

Stage 7

Stage 8

Stage 9

Got It? (2014 NC)

Another part of our 'assessing without levels' suite of assessment resources, the 'Got It?' collection will help to 'build a mathematical picture' against national expectations for each pupil, identifying strengths and areas to work on. A document for each year provides intelligent data for tracking and helps assess how deeply pupils are meeting age related expectations. Produced in association with the AET Mathematics Team.

Further versions will be available to purchase as part of a bigger assessment package in 2015/2016. Email us to register your interest before August 31st and qualify for a 15% discount!

TestBank (2014 NC)

For those schools wanting to create tests, the TestBank provides questions based on the expectations of the 2014 National Curriculum. Most of these questions are the same as those in the Got It? documents described above, but arranged in the same order as the units of the Kangaroo Maths schemes of work. End of section assessments for each stage of the schemes of work are easily created, and accompanying end of year exams will also be available. The full collection will be available in July 2015. In the meantime, here is a sample from Year 9.

 

Please note that the resources below are related to the old National Curriculum and are not being updated.

¿Convinced? | Single Level Tests | Level Ladders | Levelopaedia

¿Convinced? ('Old' NC)

A resource package based on the assessment criteria from Levels 3 to 8, as coded and paraphrased below. Self-assessment opportunities are included, and they also form part of the (old)interactive schemes of work. Take a look at these user notes for detailed information about their design. Thanks to the Gloucestershire Maths Advisory Team and the Herefordshire School Improvement Service for their contributions.

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Single Level Tests ('Old' NC)

A resource package providing sets of assessments based on National Curriculum levels to help produce a mathematical profile for students. Ideal support for identifying strengths and areas for development in order to close gaps in achievement, and also for ensuring that tracking data is robust and accurate. Thanks to the AET Mathematics Team for developing and contributing all of these resources.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Diagnostics

Level Ladders ('Old' NC)

Written from a teacher's perspective to give a sense of progression through each of the topic areas below.

Levelopaedia ('Old' NC)

Okay, so it's a silly made up word, but we hope that these might prove useful. The Levelopaedia provides exemplifications and probing questions for each of the 'assessment criteria' for every National Curriculum level. This resource has been produced by the Gloucestershire Maths Advisory Team, and there is also an e-profile to help in the process of building a picture of what pupils can do in mathematics.