Tanya Parker

What are other schools doing? Focus on progress

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We spend a lot of time talking to schools about their assessment systems and how they can be improved. While the conversations vary depending on each school’s particular set of circumstances, we often hear the same question: “What are other…

Jodie Lopez

Progress data: balancing the traditional and the new

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Many schools have asked us recently if it’s OK to still use “traditional” methods like points progress when looking at their data. Classroom Monitor does still support you with this. Our blog this week looks at the choices you have of using…

Jodie Lopez

National test/curriculum results analysis

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We have had a number of queries lately asking whether or not we have anything planned in terms of building in value added progress measures within Classroom Monitor this year. The simple answer is, I am afraid, no. Not because…

Jodie Lopez
Jodie Lopez

Transition time is upon us!

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So your reports are written, the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework results have been sent, SATs have been sat (and fingers are all crossed ready for the KS2 results!), and the summer play rehearsals are well underway. What next? Well I…

Jodie Lopez

New Extended Opening Hours for Support

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We know that teachers do not all work 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. In fact we open from 8am to 6pm to offer support to schools but really our teachers are working much longer hours than that and, especially during report…

Jodie Lopez

Assessment Summary Updates

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We would like to thank you all for your feedback regarding the Assessment Summaries. We know that a large proportion of our schools are now using these to provide everything from target sheets for pupils to reports for parents. We…

Jodie Lopez
Jodie Lopez

The Teacher Assessment Types

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We work with schools across the UK and overseas. Every school is different, just like every child in your class is different. There are some common themes that come up, though, so we thought we would start sharing them. If…