GL Annual Assessments (Years 5, 7, 8)
St. Mary's C.E. Middle School uses a suite of tests produced by GL Assessment to measure both the attainment and progress pupils make over a set period of time whilst at St. Mary's. These progress tests are administered at set points throughout a pupils journey through the middle school. They are nationally standardised tests and allow individual pupils and the schools overall performance to be assessed against national benchmarks.
The grid below shows when the pupils sit the tests and which tests are taken.
|Year 7 (Start of Year)
|Year 7 (End of Year)
|GL Tests Taken
Progress Test 8 in:
Progress Test 9 in:
Progress Test 11T in:
Progress Test 12 in:
Progress Test 13 in:
|Timing in Year
|These tests are taken at first school during the summer term before transfer to middle school
|These tests are taken in the summer term at the end of Year 5
|These tests are taken at the start of Year 7
|These tests are taken at the end of Year 7
|These tests are taken at the end of Year 8
|How the test is used
|This is used as a baseline grade for entering middle school and allows us to assess progress during the whole time period at middle school.
|This test allows us to look at progress during the first year at middle school.
|This test is designed to give an indication of how ready pupils are to start the Key Stage 3 curriculum.
|This test allows us to look at progress from the start of Year 7.
|This test allows us to look at how much progress has been made during the whole time at the school.
Please note that we do not use GL assessments in Year 6 due to the end of key stage SATS tests. There is also no GL science assessment available for the end of year 7.