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Baseline Assessment in Year 7

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Age Range: KS3

Get an accurate baseline assessment of the NC levels students have reached in eight subjects at the end of Key Stage 2. These assessments provide a solid baseline for target setting and the assessment of progress beyond Year 7. Teachers' Notes contain baseline assessment criteria and guidelines with descriptions of the standards required at each of three assessment levels (Upper Level 4, Lower Level 4, Below Level 4) at the end of KS2.

Baseline Assessments include: English; Maths; Science; D & T; ICT; History; Geography; PSE.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 344 7
Author(s): Jim Holian
Code: BLAY
Popularity rank: 143

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Contents List

Baseline Assessment Materials

Section 1: Baseline Assessment in English

  • pg. 7 EXPERT WITNESS - In this baseline assessment, students produce a piece of descriptive writing for assessment at KS2 English AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 9 WRITING THE STORY - In this baseline assessment, students produce a piece of creative writing for assessment of quality and imagination. The baseline assessment is at KS2 English AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 11 UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ - In this baseline assessment, students answer comprehension questions on extracts from fiction to enable assessment of their level of understanding. The baseline assessment is at KS2 English AT2 Level 4.
  • pg. 13 UNDERSTANDING THE STORY - In this baseline assessment, students demonstrate their understanding of key aspects of fiction. They complete a pro-forma with reference to three pieces of text from children's fiction. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2/3 English AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 15 IN THE PICTURE - In this baseline assessment, students draw items described verbally in order to enable assessment of their speaking and listening skills. The baseline assessment is at KS2 English AT1 Level 4
  • pg. 17 IT'S GOOD TO TALK - In this baseline assessment, students engage in a describing and drawing activity to enable assessment of their skills in listening, speaking and describing. The baseline assessment is at KS2 English AT1 Level 4.

Section 2: Baseline Assessment in Maths

  • pg. 19 PATTERNS OF NUMBER - In this baseline assessment, students create patterns on number strips and squares to enable assessment of their ability to devise and construct number patterns and systems. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT1 Level 4.
  • pg. 21 WHO WANTS TO BE RICH? - In this baseline assessment, students answer questions to enable assessment of their skills in problem solving and mental calculation. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT1 Level 4.
  • pg. 23 WHAT'S THE POINT? - In this baseline assessment, students complete a worksheet based on a 'number-crunching machine' to enable assessment of students' understanding of decimal numbers and converting them to fractions. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT2 Level 4.
  • pg. 25 WHICH UNIT? - In this baseline assessment, students engage in a measuring activity to enable assessment of their ability to decide how and when to use a variety of standard units of measurement. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 27 SHAPING UP - In this baseline assessment, students draw and make a variety of 2-D and 3-D shapes to enable assessment of their ability to recognise solid and plain shapes and their properties. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 29 CARPET FITTER - In this baseline assessment, students do a measuring and fitting exercise to enable assessment of their understanding of area and perimeter. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 31 GOING GRAPHIC - In this baseline assessment, students construct two different kinds of graph to enable assessment of their ability to construct and interpret line graphs. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT4 Level 4.
  • pg. 33 SHARE OF THE PIE - In this baseline assessment, students categorise the amount of time they spend on different activities, leading to assessment of their ability to construct simple pie charts and interpret data. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Maths AT4 Level 4.

Section 3: Baseline Assessment in Science

  • pg. 35 IT'S NOT FAIR (1) - In this baseline assessment, students answer questions on experiment instructions to enable assessment of their understanding of scientific variables. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Science AT1 Level 4.
  • pg. 37 IT'S NOT FAIR (2) - In this baseline assessment, students perform an experiment to enable assessment of their understanding of the concept of fair testing and the variables involved. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Science AT1 Level 4.
  • pg. 39 WHO EATS WHAT? - In this baseline assessment, students draw diagrams to show their understanding of food chains and life cycles. The baseline assessment is at KS2 Science AT2 Level 4
  • pg. 41 PLANTS AND ANIMALS - In this baseline assessment, students label part of a plant and parts of the human body to show their knowledge and understanding of plant and animal differences, and the function and positioning of body and plant organs. The baseline assessment is at KS2 Science AT2 Level 4.
  • pg. 43 EXAMINING STUFF - In this baseline assessment, students show their understanding of material properties and uses by examining materials and entering their findings on a grid, and explaining the connection between properties and uses. The baseline assessment is at KS2 Science AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 45 MORE STUFF - In this baseline assessment, students demonstrate their understanding of properties, uses and changes in materials through completing grids and writing a scientific explanation. The baseline assessment is at KS2 Science AT3 Level 4.
  • pg. 47 FEEL THE FORCE - In this baseline assessment, students perform a practical experiment to show their understanding of the physical processes of force and motion. The associated activities and worksheets enable baseline assessment of their understanding at KS2 Science AT4 Level 4.
  • pg. 49 SIGHT AND SOUND - In this baseline assessment, students do a drawing task and write a science report to enable assessment of their understanding of the concepts of shadow and sound. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Science AT4 Level 4.

Section 4: Baseline Assessment in Design and Technology

  • pg. 51 MAKING THE DESIGN - In this baseline assessment, students transform a plan into a 3D figure, enabling assessment of their ability to read plans and respond constructively. The baseline assessment is at KS2 Design and Technology AT2 Level 4.
  • pg. 53 QUALITY OF DESIGN - In this baseline assessment, students identify the design features of a range of objects, enabling assessment of their awareness of design quality and fitness for purpose. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Design & Technology AT1 Level 4.

Section 5: Baseline Assessment in ICT

  • pg. 55 THE SOGGY TYPE - In this baseline assessment, students perform a series of IT tasks, enabling assessment of their ability to handle word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and cut and paste. The baseline assessment is at KS2 ICT Level 4.

Section 6: Baseline Assessment in History

  • pg. 57 ICEBERG DISASTER - In this baseline assessment, students show their ability to assess and use source material by answering questions based on materials associated with the Titanic disaster. The baseline assessment is at KS2 History Level 4.

Section 7: Baseline Assessment in Geography

  • pg. 59 PLANS AND PLACES - In this baseline assessment, students draw a plan and do an atlas-based reference activity to enable assessment of their geographical skills in plan reading and reference work. The baseline assessment is at Key Stage 2 Geography Level 4.

Section 8: Baseline Assessment in PSHE

  • pg. 61 RULES AND VIEWS - In this baseline assessment, students consider the importance of rules, and through a debating activity consider how far rules should be applied to society. The baseline assessment is based on the guidelines for PSHE at the end of KS2.
  • pg. 62-63 APPENDIX 1 AND 2 - WHO WANTS TO BE RICH?
  • pg. 64 APPENDIX 3 - WHAT'S THE POINT? & GOING GRAPHIC