In school, we use assessment to find out what pupils can do, and how well they understand. Pupils are assessed informally each day, and they take part in end-of-unit-assessments, and regular check-up tests.
Towards the end of each term, pupils' reading and maths are assessed using a more formal standardised test, and these results are reported to parents. At the end of Foundation Stage, pupils are assessed against a range of expected standards, and in years 2 and 6, pupils do SATs tests set by the government.
In July, parents/carers receive an end-of-year report that shows whether children have reached or exceeded the nationally expected level for their age in the different subjects.