The Road to Recovery: Year 7 Catch-up
How Renaissance can support you with your Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up students
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All secondary schools have the same target for their Year 7 students who have not met primary standards in reading and maths: to help them catch up to their academic peers.
Supporting students’ catch up may feel like an onerous task, especially with the current workload pressures teachers are currently facing.
It requires 2 steps:
- Finding effective evidence-based programmes. This may include research using the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) studies or information from the Department for Education’s website.
- Measuring progress to identify when students have reached the expected standard— and being confident that the measurement is accurate.
Updated for the 20-21 school year to look at the role of Focus Skills in closing learning gaps, and KS2 benchmarks, this Year 7 catch-up guide highlights the correlation study carried out using Renaissance Star Scores and the Key Stage 2 SATs. The correlations are high and mean you can accurately track students and identify when they have reached the Primary standard in reading, maths and spelling and grammar.
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