Assessment
The new curriculum was introduced in 2015 and all schools were asked to assess without levels. As a result of this many companies created new assessments to support schools in the 'no level' world.
Kirk Smeaton School decided to use a well known education specialist Chris Quigley and his assessment tracker 'Milestones' and 'standardised scores'.
Standardised scores
In 2017/18, the school started to use an assessment called Rising Stars which gives a standardised score. Standardised scores are used as part of the KS1 and KS2 assessments. It gives teachers a score between 85120 to show where the child is working at. 8599 is classed as below the National standard, 100105 is classed as working within the National standard and 110120 is working above National standard.
Milestones
For more information please visit http://www.chrisquigley.co.uk/
The table below provides you with the assessment expectation for each term and year group.
Reporting an assessment
Milestone 3 Term 1 

Year 5 
Year 6 

W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 

Milestone 2 Deep 2 
Basic 1 
Advancing 1 
Beginning 2& below 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 2 

Milestone 3 Term 2 

Year 5 
Year 6 

W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 

Basic 1 
Basic 1+ 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 1 & below 
Advancing 2 
Deep 1 

Milestone 3 Term 3 

Year 5 
Year 6 

W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
W towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 

Basic 1 
Basic 2 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 2 & below 
Deep 1 
Deep 2 
Milestone 2 Term 1 

Year 3 
Year 4 

Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 

Milestone 1 Deep 2 
Basic 1 
Advancing 1 
Beginning 2(& below) 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 2 

Milestone 2 Term 2 


Year 3 
Year 4 


Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 


Basic 1 
Basic 1+ 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 1 (& below) 
Advancing 2 
Deep 1 


Milestone 2 Term 3 


Year 3 
Year 4 


Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 


Basic 1 
Basic 2 
Advancing 1 
Below Advancing 2 
Deep 1 
Deep 2 

Milestone 1 Term 1 

Year 1 
Year 2 

Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 

ELG 
Basic 1 
Advancing 1 
Beginning 2(& below) 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 2 

Milestone 1 Term 2 


Year 1 
Year 2 


Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 


Basic 1 
Basic 1+ 
Advancing 1 
Advancing 1 (& below) 
Advancing 2 
Deep 1 


Milestone 1 Term 3 


Year 1 
Year 2 


Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 
Working towards expected 
Expected standard 
W above expected standard 


Basic 1 
Basic 2 
Advancing 1 
Below Advancing 2 
Deep 1 
Deep 2 
