Tagged: EYFS

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Analysing GLD EYFS results in SIMS 2017

If you’ve followed the instruction in my previous blog post and calculated the good level of development measure for your EYFS pupils you be delighted to know that, if you are interested in analysing GLD EYFS results, SIMS now allows you to create a very deep analysis of your EYFS data. Here’s an screenshot and a video walk through: The report analyses the number and percentage of pupils achieving the GLD in each of the...

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Calculating EYFS Good Level of Development

Capita have release a set of EYFS marksheets that will be very useful for primary schools that want to identify the pupils who attained a Good Level of Development. Here’s a sample: A good level of development (GLD) at the end of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a key measure of primary school effectiveness. A child is deemed to have attained a good level of development if they attained at least the expected level of...

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Measuring Progress from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Whatever the new EYFS framework from September 2012 looks like (and ‘meeting’, ‘exceeding’ and ’emerging’ seem to be the new buzzwords) one thing is for sure: schools will still need to measure progress from the old-style 0-9 scores for some time to come. Well, at least until the current reception finish keystage 2! Primary schools, especially schools with ‘satisfactory’ results at KS2 are under huge pressure to prove that their pupils make lots of progress...

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New for 2012: An Integrated Tracking System for Primary Schools

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new set of SIMS Assessment Manager marksheets aimed at KS1 and KS2. Features: Integrated p-scales, FSP, APS and NC sub levels so you can record the progress of all your pupils. Automatic termly KS2 Targets based on KS1 results (12 points or 14 points) Traffic lights based on progress to termly targets. Generate school ‘expectations’ of KS1 progress based on EYFS results Calculates the point score progress...

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Key Stage 1 Target Setting using Assessment Manager

When I’m in primary schools I spend a long time discussing ways of setting targets for Key Stage 1 (KS1). Why? Because there’s no national guidance available for schools to suggest how they should move from a foundation stage score (0 to 9) to a national curriculum sublevel target. Indeed, the advice from any good early years professional will (very correctly) be that there is no correlation between what a pupil attained in the foundation...