' It is by good teaching and learning that standards rise, not by summative or short-term measures to boost attainment. ' - Shirley Clarke 2001
Teachers are using a range of ideas for target-setting within the primary classroom.
The example shown was used with Year 1 children.
A target was written on a small card, kept in an envelope attached to the front cover of the exercise book.
Individual target cards used effectively for improving writing in Year 1 (click to enlarge).
On completion of the target, the next one was given and the child
was able to refer back to previous targets if necessary.
The advantage of using
this system was that the child quickly developed the ability to write short,
A range of useful ideas/strategies for target setting
with individual children, groups and classes is provided in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council document
'Teacher Assessment and Target Setting in the Primary Classroom', which is
accessible in Microsoft Word document format.
Practical ideas for teachers can be freely adopted/adapted for use in school.
Target-Setting Linked to Behaviour
Teachers have requested some ideas for targets linked to modifying behaviour.
These targets are not in a 'sticky label' format, but they can be trialled, adopted, adapted, modified according to the needs of the school,
and put onto labels if necessary.
They may be used in conjunction with the individual target sheet that is provided in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Assessment for
Action document, 'Target Setting in the Primary Classroom' (Appendix C, page 18)
They are not intended to be used for all children in all schools!
They do not replace the targets that may be written on IBPs.
They are merely intended to make the classroom a more pleasant place for all concerned!
Target Cards for English
English 3 targets childrens' set without levels included.
English 3 targets teacher's set with levels included.
Simple Maths Targets
Maths target cards for individual target setting.
If you require more information about assessment please contact:
Carol Ketley, Area Improvement Adviser
Tel: (01482) 392485