This information is about Statutory Teacher Assessment Frameworks pre 1819. There are updated frameworks for statutory reporting at the end of key stage in 18/19

The Statutory Teacher Assessment Frameworks 18/19 page provides information about using the updated frameworks in Classroom Monitor

Updates to the Teacher Assessment Frameworks for end of key stage teacher assessment in England were made by the government in September this year (see documents for end of KS1 and end of KS2).

Implications for the current academic year are as follows:

  • Reading, maths and science will be assessed against the same statements as in 16/17
  • Writing is to be assessed against a new set of statements including updates to the interim pre-key stage statements for this subject only

What changes have been made in Classroom Monitor?

The following changes have been made for recording end of key stage teacher assessments for 17/18:

  • The curriculum has been renamed 'Statutory Teacher Assessment Frameworks' (no longer Interim teacher Assessment Frameworks)
  • There are two new subjects 'KS1 Writing 1718' and 'KS2 Writing 1718', which show the up to date statements. Your end of key stage teacher assessments for this year will need to be recorded in this subject.
  • The previous writing subjects remain and have been renamed 'KS1 Writing 1617' and 'KS2 Writing 1617'. These subjects will remain in accounts for viewing historic markbook and tracking data. We are keeping them separate from the new subjects to ensure that it is clear which version of the framework the scores have been generated from.
  • Reading, maths and science have not changed so you can continue to assess these subjects in the existing subjects in Classroom Monitor.

Please note that all existing data, in markbooks and tracking, can still be accessed and has not been changed.

How do I access the Teacher Assessment Frameworks in Classroom Monitor?

You can access the frameworks via:

  • Class Markbook in the Assessment Markbooks module: Assess the whole class in one subject
  • Pupil Markbook in the Assessment Markbooks module: Assess one pupil in one or more subjects
  • Classroom Monitor app

You will need to select the 'Statutory Teacher Assessment Framework' curriculum then the group and subject you require.

Then select the ability level you require. Remember you can use the 'Additional' dropdown so that you can view up to 3 ability levels at once.

NB If you don't want to use the markbooks, you can enter scores directly in the attainment and progress area.

How do the Teacher Assessment Framework markbooks work?

When you load one of these markbooks, you will see the relevant statements and be able to record a judgement against each objective for each selected pupil.

You can set them to:

  • Red - N (Not Met) - carries no weight to the score and is only recorded for your own reference.
  • Yellow - P (Partially Met)- carries no weight to the score but can be used to show a pupil is making some progress to the statement for your own reference.
  • Green- M (Met)- each green has a weight of 1 and will be used to calculate the pupil's score.

When you save a markbook, a percentage score will be calculated. This is shown at the top of the markbook and in the pupil tracking area.

The score shown for each child will be the percentage they have in the highest band where they have green assessments recorded.

For example, the image above is from the 'EXS' ability level.

  • Kunal has been recorded as having met 67% of the EXS statements. He has no green assessment recorded in GDS, so his score is 67% of EXS (he hasn't met the Expected Standard yet)
  • Grace has been recorded has having met 100% of the statements in EXS but none in GD so she has met the Expected standard.
  • Desta has met 33% of statements in GDS so his score is 33% of GDS. His attainment in EXS is not taken into consideration by the system. NB It is left to teacher discretion to check that all statements in EXS have been achieved before recording EXS.
  •  Ethan has met none of the statements in EXS (although he has some yellows) but 71% in WTS. He hasn't met the expected standard and can't yet be classified as WTS either.

Can I add evidence?

You can add evidence against each child and criteria. You can do this via the app or via the web version. You may want to record images of work or upload documents as evidence, or you could simply write a note about where the evidence can be found e.g. "in the books 19th Sept"

You don't need to record your evidence in Classroom Monitor, but there are advantages to doing this:

  • It keeps all of your evidence records in one, easily accessible place
  • You can store a single piece of evidence for one child for one statement, for multiple children for the same statement, or for one or more children for multiple statements
  • It can provide exemplification for internal moderation in the future.

 You could use a Learning Journey to output this evidence. This means you could give a moderator the books and also a list of where to find evidence for each relevant child, or the teacher at least can quickly see which pages of the book need photocopying for the

Visit our Evidence of Learning help page for general guidance on recording and viewing evidence in Classroom Monitor.

Do I need to assess in both the Teacher Assessment Frameworks and my school's usual framework?

The government has made it clear that the intention of these frameworks is for recording teacher assessment at the end of key stages rather than to be used for ongoing tracking purposes. They are designed to record a summative judgement, in much the same way as the EYFS Profile at the end of the Early Years. It is also worth bearing in mind that the KS1 frameworks are designed to cover knowledge and skills years 1 and 2 rather than being a specific framework for year 2 and the KS2 frameworks are designed to cover years 3-6 rather than being a specific framework for assessing year 6 pupils.

Many of our schools choose to plan and teach using the same assessment framework as the rest of the school for most of the year. This ensures curriculum coverage and progression expected by pupils in these end of key stage years. It also means that schools covering more than one key stage don't have a 'gap' in data for years 2 and 6 and it is easier to plan for and track progression.

It is difficult to directly link between other assessment frameworks and the Statutory frameworks as these statements can be so broad. Using a 
pupil assessment summary from your main assessment framework can help to speed up the process of recording into the Teacher Assessment Frameworks.

How can I speed up assessment?

There are a number of ways to make your assessment in these markbooks quick and efficient. Have a look at the speeding up assessment pages to find out more.

Will I be able to analyse data from these assessments and output results?

You will be able to analyse the results and output using the tools in pupil and group tracking.

What do all the abbreviations mean?

The abbreviations are not the easiest to get your head around and there is even a discrepancy in the wording of the Foundations for...descriptor for Key Stage 1. So we have added them exactly as they are from the DfE guidance. Michael Tidd has helpfully created the image below so we have added this here to help anyone who is unsure of the descriptors and their hierarchy for each subject and key stage.

Follow up reading: Find out more about the Learning Journey output which you can use to output your notes on where to find the evidence.