The HCAT system is used to monitor, track and target set for attainment and progress through school.
In reading, writing and maths children are assessed against an age-related criteria developed in line with the National Curriculum. The age-related criteria (HCAT Trackers) allow teachers to assess how many statements children have achieved within their curriculum, alongside assessment data, a professional judgement is then made by the class teacher.
This standardised and regular assessment approach enables us to successfully meet the needs of all learners and therefore provide a level of challenge that is stimulating for all pupils.
What does this look like?
An Expected child’s journey through HCAT levels:
Children working at the Age-Related expectation are expected to be working within their curriculum year and should be a developing standard by the end of the year. i.e. a year 4 pupil should be a 4d at the end of Y4.