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ModerationOf process and product. In trial phase. APU = Assessment of Performance Unit; AAP = Assessment of Achievement Programme; PC = profile component; KS = key stage; AT = attainment target; SAT = 3 standard assessment task Page 16 Description of progression Northern Ireland and England and Wales share the same ten-level structure for describing development in the various parts (attainment targets) into which each subject is divided. The only difference is that in Northern Ireland Key Stage I encompasses the first three years of schooling, rather than the first two years in England and Wales.

Often equivocal findings are the most useful for this purpose. If a child can do something in one context but not in another, this gives a useful indication about the kind of support which is needed, of the circumstances which promote progress, etc. Recognising such discrepancies and talking them over with the pupil can be the best lead to planning useful learning experiences. The assessment is clearly being used formatively. By contrast, the clear-cut results which will arise from SATs will be restricted to the specific items designed and will provide little information which can be used formatively.

ModerationOf process and product. In trial phase. APU = Assessment of Performance Unit; AAP = Assessment of Achievement Programme; PC = profile component; KS = key stage; AT = attainment target; SAT = 3 standard assessment task Page 16 Description of progression Northern Ireland and England and Wales share the same ten-level structure for describing development in the various parts (attainment targets) into which each subject is divided. The only difference is that in Northern Ireland Key Stage I encompasses the first three years of schooling, rather than the first two years in England and Wales.

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