Assessments & Monitoring

At Al Arqam Academy, we ensure effective assessment by assessing student progress in what they are learning. This may be a new skill, concept or fact. Teachers also let children know what they are expected to learn by the end of each lesson, how well they are doing in the lesson and what they need to do next to make more progress.


A wide variety of assessment procedures are used. This includes class work, homework, projects, tests and examinations. Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress via comments in exercise books, through the diary, reports and parent teacher conferences. Assessment procedures are as follows:

Diagnostic Assessments: Beginning of every year in Eng. Maths, Arabic.
Ongoing Assessments: Include teacher observations as well as an agreed upon criteria of the entire year group (rubrics)
Arabic Assessment: at the end of each unit.
English Ongoing Assessments include:

  • Vocabulary test for KG2
  • End of term Assessments (Term 1 and 2 )- Check up of termly attainment targets in English, Maths are undertaken to ensure progress is being made 
    • Leveled Math assessment
    • Leveled reading and comprehension assessment for English


Report cards are distributed at the end of each term. The report cards are designed to reflect the progress of your child in the EYFS areas and not a number grade or percentage. Levels are also used to indicate where your child is in terms of the standards of the British National Curriculum. 

Parent meetings are held after the distribution of report cards to allow for brief discussion of what the report means and how you can help your child. If you require a longer meeting please arrange for a separate time to meet with the teachers.