# Assessment: Key Stage 2/3

## Assessment resources linked to National Curriculum levels

¿Convinced? | Levelopaedia | Level Ladders | Tracking Sheets | Level Descriptors | Assessing Pupils' Progress

## ¿Convinced?

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 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

- ALG1: Sequences
- ALG2: Symbols
- NNS1: Place value
- NNS2: Approximating
- NNS3: Negative numbers
- NNS4: Fractions
- NNS5: Decimal notation
- CALC1: Multiplication and division I
- CALC2: Addition and subtraction I
- CALC3: Addition and subtraction II
- CALC4: Multiplication and division II
- CALC5: Addition and subtraction III
- CALC6: Number problems
- SSM1: Classifying shapes
- SSM2: Nets of 3D shapes
- SSM3: Orientation and reflection of shapes
- SSM4: Position and movement
- SSM5: Measures
- SSM6: Time
- HD1: Gathering information
- HD2: Bar charts and pictograms
- HD3: Venn and Carroll diagrams
- HD4: Interpreting information

### Level 4

- ALG1: Simple formulae in words
- ALG2: Coordinates in the first quadrant
- NNS1: Number patterns
- NNS2: Number relationships
- NNS3: Place value
- NNS4: Proportions of a whole
- NNS5: Ordering decimals
- NNS6: Simple ratio
- CALC1: Mental methods
- CALC2: Multiplication facts
- CALC3: Written methods
- CALC4: Multiplying a decimal
- CALC5: Solving problems
- CALC6: Checking results
- SSM1: Properties of shapes
- SSM2: Making models and drawing shapes
- SSM3: Simple transformations
- SSM4: Choosing units and instruments
- SSM5: Interpreting measurements
- SSM6: Area and perimeter
- HD1: Discrete data
- HD2: Grouping data
- HD3: Venn and Carroll diagrams
- HD4: Frequency diagrams and line graphs
- HD5: Mode and range

### Level 5

- ALG1: Simple formulae
- ALG2: Coordinates in four quadrants
- NNS1: Place value
- NNS2: Decimals and negative numbers
- NNS3: Number patterns and relationships
- NNS4: Equivalence between fractions
- NNS5: Simplifying fractions
- NNS6: Ratio
- CALC1: Known facts, place value and order of operations
- CALC2: Use of a calculator
- CALC3: Multiplying and dividing
- CALC4: Negative numbers
- CALC5: Ratio and proportion
- CALC6: Checking solutions
- SSM1: Properties of shapes
- SSM2: Angles
- SSM3: Transforming shapes
- SSM4: Measuring and drawing angles
- SSM5: Interpreting scales
- SSM6: Units
- SSM7: Area and perimeter
- HD1: Collecting data
- HD2: Probability
- HD3: The probability scale
- HD4: Averages
- HD5: Experiments
- HD6: Graphs and diagrams
- HD7: Line graphs

### Level 6

- ALG1: Trial and improvement
- ALG2: Constructing and solving linear equations
- ALG3: Linear sequences
- ALG4: Graphs of linear functions
- ALG5: Real-life graphs
- NNS1: Comparing Proportions
- CALC1: Percentage increases and decreases
- CALC2: Ratio and proportion
- CALC3: Proportional reasoning
- CALC4: Fractions
- SSM1: Classifying quadrilaterals
- SSM2: Geometrical problems
- SSM3: Alternate and corresponding angles
- SSM4: Generating shapes and paths on a computer
- SSM5: 2D representations of 3D shapes
- SSM6: Enlargement (positive integer scale factor)
- SSM7: Transformations
- SSM8: Standard constructions
- SSM9: Area and volume
- SSM10: Circumference and area of a circle
- HD1: Designing a survey
- HD2: Selecting and constructing graphs and charts
- HD3: Finding outcomes
- HD4: Using mutually exclusive outcomes
- HD5: Communicating results

### Level 7

- ALG1: Manipulating linear expressions
- ALG2: Simultaneous linear equations
- ALG3: Inequalities in one variable
- ALG4: Formulae
- ALG5: Quadratic sequences
- ALG6: Graphs of quadratic and linear functions
- NNS1: Understanding proportionality
- CALC1: Proportional change and multiplicative methods
- CALC2: Multiplying and dividing by numbers between 0 and 1
- CALC3: The four operations with fractions
- CALC4: Approximating calculations
- CALC5: Using a calculator
- SSM1: Pythagoras' Theorem
- SSM2: Right prisms
- SSM3: Enlargement (fractional scale factor)
- SSM4: Locus
- SSM5: Inaccuracy of measurements
- SSM6: Compound measures
- HD1: Identifying bias
- HD2: Frequency polygons and scatter diagrams
- HD3: Working with grouped data
- HD4: Comparing distributions
- HD5: Relative frequency
- HD6: Statistical enquiry

### Level 8

- ALG1: Factorising expressions
- ALG2: Algebraic manipulation
- ALG3: Formulae I
- ALG4: Formulae II
- ALG5: Inequalities
- ALG6: Algebraic graphs
- ALG7: Transformation of graphs
- NNS1: Recurring decimals and fractions
- CALC1: Repeated proportional change
- CALC2: Complex calculations
- SSM1: Congruence and similarity
- SSM2: Trigonometry
- SSM3: Dimensions
- HD1: Statistics
- HD2: Comparing distributions
- HD3: Probability
- HD4: Tree diagrams

## Levelopaedia

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.

## Level Ladders

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

- Area, Perimeter, Volume, Pythagoras and Trigonometry
- Construction and Loci
- Equations, Formulae and Identities
- Fractions
- Geometrical Reasoning
- Integers, Powers and Roots
- Measures
- Mental Calculations
- Percentages
- Place Value, Ordering and Rounding
- Probability
- Processing, Representing and Interpreting Data
- Sequences, Functions and Graphs
- Transformations
- Written Calculations

## Tracking Sheets

To be used in conjunction with the interactive schemes of work, these sheets allow pupils to record their success level against specified assessment criteria and track their own progress.

- Stage 1 Tracker
- Stage 2 Tracker
- Stage 3 Tracker
- Stage 3 Tracker (extension)
- Stage 4 Tracker
- Stage 4 Tracker (extension)
- Stage 5 Tracker
- Stage 5 Tracker (extension)

## Level Descriptors

- APP assessment criteria: The nationally agreed assessment criteria for assessing pupils' progress (A3 format)
- Level descriptor sheets: The above assessment criteria in a single level to a page format.

## Assessing Pupils' Progress

In addition to the assessment criteria and levelopaedias above, some information and resources to support departments developing APP have been provided by the Gloucestershire Maths Advisory Team.

- Frequently Asked Questions
- APP self-evaluation
- Example assessment policy
- Ways of Assessment shows how APP can underpin the whole assessment process and is provided by the South Gloucestershire Maths Advisory Team

The e-profile provides a tool for teachers who wish to track the 'building a picture' process electronically. It contains the content of the levelopaedias and tools to support making a periodic judgement, moderation and analysis. To help with the year-on-year transfer process or set changes there are also import/export features. Please note that we are unable to offer technical support with this resource - see the guidance document below for answers to many of the frequently asked questions about it.

- APP 'Building a Picture' e-profile: the latest version is 3.1.1. There are a couple of small fixes on 3.1 - for details see the update log
- APP 'Building a Picture' e-profile example: an example file to demonstrate some of the features
- APP 'Building a Picture' e-profile guidance: essential reading if you want to get the most out of the e-profile