Our Junior School boys sit annual InCAS computer adaptive assessments developed by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University. This provides a bespoke assessment of each boy helping teachers to understand and support individual progress.
It is our expectation that most of our boys work above their chronological age.
Results from 2013-14 indicate that our junior boys are again demonstrating high levels of performance.
In reading, 65% of boys in Year 3, 100% of boys in Year 4 and 54% of boys in Year 5 achieved scores 6 months or more above their actual age.
In Maths, 73% of boys in Year 3, 75% of boys in Year 4 and 59% of boys in Year 5 achieved scores 6 months or more above their actual age.
We also place great value on the InCAS measure of boys’ attitudes to school, reading and Maths. Scores in these areas are overwhelmingly positive with 91% of boys in Year 3, 100% of boys in Year 4 and 92% of boys in Year 5 reporting very high levels of enjoyment of school and learning.
Assessment information and data is widely shared with parents and forms a basis for ongoing conversations, regular parents’ evenings, mid-term reports and end of year annual reports.