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Ballymagee Primary School and Nursery Unit

Learning Today to Discover Tomorrow

Assessment & Reporting


The assessment of children's progress is an integral part of the learning and teaching process. It will contribute to a holistic view of the child - that is, the child's personal, social, physical and intellectual achievements.


Assessment activities should provide every child with an opportunity to demonstrate positive achievements and are undertaken in ways which ensure decisions made about a child are accurate, fair and consistent. Assessment activities and outcomes help children in the learning process by providing opportunities to: inform children, parents and teachers about individual progress; and enable diagnosis of individual development needs and the identification of appropriate learning targets.


Particular attention will be given to assessing progress in developing early literacy and numeracy skills in Years 1 & 2. In Years 3 - 7 ongoing teacher assessment will be supplemented by the use of appropriate diagnostic and standardised tests.


Assessment for Learning is an integral part of our assessment procedures, requiring children to engage in self and peer assessment. the opportunities provided for children to review and comment upon their own progress will encourage them to think about how they are learning and identify their strengths and development needs.



Your child's progress will be reported to you during a Term 1 and Term 2 oral report  and a final written Annual Progress Report will be issued in June each year.


On each occasion you will be invited to come to school to meet the teacher to discuss your child's overall progress in more detail.