KS2 Writing Estimates

Lots of people have asked me to do this, and although it makes me slightly nervous, I’m going to give it a go.

I am attempting to collect data from people of their estimates for numbers of pupils reaching each of the three main standards in KS2 Writing this year:

  • Working Towards
  • Working At
  • Working At Greater Depth

I’ve decided to do this via a completely anonymous Google form, so that people don’t have to worry about their results being publicly identifiable (particularly for schools with notably small or large numbers, for example). If you feel you can contribute, please complete the 2-page form below, and I shall endeavour to provide some summary data in the coming week or two.

5 thoughts on “KS2 Writing Estimates

  1. joking64 10 March 2016 at 9:26 pm Reply

    I moderated our writing today with our year six teacher and a student. Last year I was a Ks2 writing moderator for our local authority. This year we are just feature spotting. We sat looking for evidence in children’s books with the student having the year 3/4 and year 5/6 list in front of her to see if any of the words in their work are on the list. If they don’t use them of course, “they cannot be penalised.”
    Now we need to fill the gaps. Up and down the country children will be writing about what happened when they were stung by a bee (passive verbs), what they would do if they won the lottery (modal verbs), formal and informal letters (what is the obsession with appropriateness for formal writing?) and trying hard to remember the Orwellian exclamation rules (which somehow didn’t exist before this year).
    Just one question; why are we putting up with this?

    • jo 12 March 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

      Quite. Why should we? Where is the professional judgement? The culture of compliance is so strong, we forget we have a voice and a choice.

  2. Tom Bishop 11 March 2016 at 9:22 am Reply

    If you’re not sure whether or not you should do something, then you probably should.

    Or is it the other way round?

  3. Kate Cameron 11 March 2016 at 12:26 pm Reply

    Because we are public servants paid from tax payers money by a democratically elected government, and therefore, to a certain extent, must do as we are directed. 😦

  4. cazzypot2013 11 March 2016 at 2:35 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

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