Posts Categorised: Assessment

Teacher assessment is still key

Simon Hickton, Cornerstones’ Managing Director and assessment expert, shares his perspective on current assessment practices in primary schools. Life after levels So, how is life after levels shaping up? Without levels, teachers have a real chance to assert their professional judgements, to best use their knowledge of what children know and can do to...

Don’t forget to return your Cornerstones Test data!

Thank you Thank you for returning your spring term test data back in March. Each term your test results contribute to our national comparison information. We really appreciate your support. Summer term test results  Once your summer term summative assessments have taken place, the moderation and evaluation of your results is key to preparing...

Introducing: Cornerstones Skills Analysis

Since national curriculum levels were removed in September 2014, there has been a lot of discussion in ensuring that curriculum, assessment and pedagogy are linked. It is the strength of these links that support quality teaching and learning. We believe that assessment should be a tool to inform teaching and learning (#learning first), and...

Cornerstones Online – new features and updates

Cornerstones Online keeps getting better – our latest updates include new icons, a brand new report and improved security. To experience Cornerstones Online, make sure you are using an up-to-date browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari work best) and keep checking our blog for updates. Cornerstones Hub The Cornerstones Hub has had a...

The Rochford Review: 10 recommendations for statutory assessment in primary education

The independent Rochford Review group has completed its review of the statutory assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of key stages 1 and 2, with the final report setting out 10 recommendations regarding those pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We’ve read the report and collated the recommendations for you...

There’s life after levels with Cornerstones Assessment

Cornerstones Assessment gives you everything you need to make accurate purposeful teacher assessments. It supports planning and analysis of pupil attainment and progress in line with national curriculum programmes of study. Four planning and assessment tools With Cornerstones Assessment, you get four planning and assessment tools that give you everything you need for life...

Cornerstones Maths Tests – as easy as 1, 2, 3

From May 2016, all eligible children in maintained and specialist schools, academies and free schools must be assessed with new end-of-key-stage tests. Cornerstones can help you prepare with our brand new Maths Tests. Written by teachers Cornerstones Maths Tests have been written by real teachers and shaped by in-school testing. They are fully mapped...

New Cornerstones Assessment features now live

With summer just around the corner we’ve been busy developing our online Progress and Attainment Tracker. We've added a few new features to make it even quicker and easier for you to enter and review your assessment data. Enter data in seconds Finish inputting those last few teacher assessments with our new auto fill...