Tagged: KS1

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How to set up your own programme of study grades

The programme of study marksheets are SIMS version of assessment without levels. Each statement from the national curriculum is available for teachers to assign a grade. Until the autumn 2016 release of SIMS schools have only been able to record their assessment as ’emerging’, ‘developing’, ‘secure’ and ‘mastered’. The autumn 2016 update to SIMS allows flexibility within the programme of study marksheets and schools can now ‘override’ the default grades with their own programme of...

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Creating a Group Analysis to Show APS Progress

Group Analyses are one of assessment manager’s ‘hidden gems’ – many school never use them and miss out on a very powerful analysis tool. An APS grid will quickly calculate the average point score (APS) of a group of pupils, showing progress term by term. The groups are commonly year groups, but can be pupil premium pupils, SEN or almost any potentially vulnerable group. Here’s an example of an APS group analysis: These grids are...

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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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Resource to Download: APS Analysis Grids

I wrote earlier about using group analysis grids to calculate the average point score of groups of pupils and hence calculate the APS progress of the group. Here’s a set of analyses that you can download and install. Before you download, a few caveats: The file has been virus checked and zipped up, you’ll need to unzip it before you import it. You’ll need to using Capita’s primary school tracking marksheets. If your marksheets begin...

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Save Time: Use a Group Analysis to Calculate Average Points Score

Photo Credit: Amir Kuckovic via Compfight Many schools are asked to calculate the average points score (APS) of a group of pupils. Schools then need to compare this term’s APS with last term’s APS or, more commonly, the APS of the same group of pupils as they stood at the end of the previous academic year. In Excel, this typically takes hours of careful calculation. Let Assessment Manager do the hard work and you can...

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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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12 Point ‘On Track’ Analysis Marksheets

I’ve been working with a few schools recently to develop a set of marksheets that we’ve called ’12 Point On-Track’ marksheets. The aim of these marksheets is to highlight KS2 pupils who are not making the expected progress to 12 points. You can see an example of this kind of marksheet above. The marksheets work on the basis of pupil having to reach a given threshold to be considered as ‘on track’ to attain 12...

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Assessment Manager Tips: Using ‘On Target’ Aspects and Gradesets.

Traffic light or ‘ragging’ systems are often designed to compare a target with a teacher assessment and then display a plus, equals or minus sign if the teacher assessments is more than, the same as, or below the target. Well, here’s a useful tip: If you make sure the ‘on target’ result is saved to a suitable grade aspect you can perform some very useful analyses. By ‘suitable’ I mean that you save the plus/equals/minus...