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Services for schools - Assessment, Moderation, Monitoring and Data Collection

What we do

The work of the team is focused on challenging and supporting schools to help children make good progress and improve the quality of leadership and management at all levels and teaching and learning across all subjects. This includes ensuring statutory assessment arrangements are met and Head teachers and Governors have support and guidance necessary to meet these requirements.

We offer assessment updates and moderation meetings.

Autumn Briefing - Assessment updates for 2019/20

Schedule and booking

Primary Assessment briefings and Moderation meetings 2019/20

Date and time

Activity

Audience and venue

Booking

19 November 2019

1:30pm – 3pm or

3:30pm – 5pm

End of KS2 statutory assessment briefing for Year 6 teachers

Assessment cycle for 2019/20

KS2 leads and Y6 teachers

Venue: Dame Ellen Terry Suite, Council House

1:30pm - 3pm

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3:30pm – 5pm

Book online

21 November 2019

1:30pm – 3pm or

3:30pm – 5pm

End of KS1 statutory assessment briefing for Year 2 teachers

Assessment cycle for 2019/20

KS1 leads and Y2 teachers

Venue: Dame Ellen Terry Suite, Council House

1.30pm - 3pm

Book online

 

3.30pm - 5pm

Book online

11 March 2020

1.30 - 3.00 or

3.30pm - 5pm

EYFS Briefing about LA moderation

Year R teachers and

EYFS leads

Venue: Friargate

1.30pm - 3pm

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3.30pm - 5pm

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24 March 2020

1.00pm - 3.30pm

 

25 March 2020

1:30pm – 4pm

KS2 Standardisation and moderation writing meeting

Please bring writing evidence for 2 pupils

Year 6 teachers

Venue: Friargate

24 March 2020

1pm – 3:30pm

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25 March 2020

1:30pm – 4pm

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2 April 2020

1.30pm - 3pm or

3.30pm - 5pm

KS2 Test administration and moderation briefing

Year 6 teachers

Assessment leads

Venue: Friargate

1.30pm - 3pm

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3.30pm - 5pm

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28 April or 30 April 2020

1pm - 3.30pm

KS1 Standardisation and moderation writing meeting-

Please bring writing evidence for 2 pupils

Year 2 teachers

Venue: To be confirmed

28 April 2020

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30 April 2020

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Cost of attending briefing sessions £50 and moderation meetings £100 – per delegate.

Schools will be invoiced per delegate when a place is reserved on a briefing session or moderation meeting.

Teacher Assessment Guidance

Tests Administration Guidance

Our services to you

As part of the city council’s statutory duties these services are provided free of charge to all Coventry LA maintained schools.
Academies and free schools receive their funding direct and therefore will be charged for these services.

Key Stage 1:

  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently
  • Provide guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment at KS1 through assessment briefings and updates
  • Advise schools on disapplication and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of KS1
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on the KS1 data returns from schools to verify that data is accurate prior to DfE submission
  • 2017 KS1 Scaled score conversion tables
  • 2018 KS1 Scaled score conversion tables

Phonics screening check:

  • Include all schools in a formal LA Phonics screening monitoring visit within a set cycle
  • Provide telephone/email support and guidance on the phonic screening statutory arrangements within KS1
  • Carry out quality assurance checks on the Phonic data returns from schools to verify that data is accurate prior to DfE submission

Key Stage 2:

  • Ensure that the KS2 assessment arrangements are implemented through a LA programme of moderation monitoring
  • and data checking
  • Offer guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment at KS2 through assessment briefings and updates
  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit to moderate Y6 writing once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently
  • Provide advice to schools on disapplication and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of KS2
  • Quality assure writing teacher assessment data prior to submitting teacher assessments to the DFE
  • Conduct LA test monitoring visits as per statutory guide lines. The KS2 monitoring visits will take place within a set cycle

The following services will be available to all schools (including Academies and Free schools at no cost as part of the City Council’s statutory duty.

Moderation of the EYFS profile:

  • Ensure all schools receive an external moderation visit once in a four yearly cycle and that schools where assessment is at risk of inaccuracy moderate more frequently
  • Advise schools on disapplication reporting and reporting of statutory assessment for the end of the Foundation Stage.
  • Provide guidance and advice on all aspects of assessment in the EYFS through briefing sessions/e –updates
  • Ensure that all schools have an electronic system to collect EYFS data and quality assure the data return prior to submitting school’s EYFS data to the DfE
  • Offer all practitioners the opportunity to take part in annual EYFS profile training event where they have the opportunity to participate in agreement trialling

Our commitment to you

Quality assurance

The local authority has quality assurance processes in place to ensure that all statutory functions are carried out as per guidance in the assessment and reporting arrangements for each key stage. An appeals process outlining the steps to take if the school is not satisfied with the service is shared with schools on an annual basis. The Standards and testing agency monitor local authority systems, plans and evaluations to ensure that the local authority is carrying out their statutory duties with respect to statutory assessment at each key stage.

Members of the team

All members of the moderation teams are currently teachers in schools. All moderators have to undergo an induction period before they work on their own and their work is quality assured by the Moderation manager. The Coventry Monitoring Officers will carry out monitoring visits.

What we cost

Services available to academies and free schools through a service level agreement.

The DfE will contact schools regarding which LA their school will use for Monitoring and Moderation.  Once the DfE have this information they will inform the LA.

Charge per half day for:

  • Monitoring visits: £240
  • Phonics: £100
  • Pre/Post Monitoring visit Test: £75

The majority of moderation and monitoring visits will incur a half day charge. There may, however be the need to charge for a full day in larger schools (3 or 4 form entry where it is anticipated moderation will take longer than the half day visit). Schools would be advised of the charge prior to the KS1 or KS2 moderation or monitoring visit.

Contact

Jenny Shepherd
Moderation Manager for EYFS, KS1 & KS2
Jenny.shepherd@coventry.gov.uk

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