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Highlands School

Highlands School

Assessment

We will be reviewing our current assessment practices in the academic year 2020 to 2021, with plans to launch a new assessment and feedback system in the academic year 2021-22.

All departments will use a combination of both formative and summative assessment to both monitor and report progress. Formative assessment will be used in day-to-day teaching to track students’ progress within each subject domain, so that specific gaps in knowledge can be identified. Summative assessments at all key stages will be taken throughout the year. 

The school uses an online reporting tool called Dynamic Progress Reporting (DPR). This enables students to see progress against a set of Key Objectives (KOs) that are planned for the year. Many teachers will update the DPR regularly and all teachers will do so at three key points during the year.*

* for the academic year 2020-21, due to school closures these reporting periods have been limited to twice a year (term 1 and end of term 3)