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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 we do not want to help with that but simply because to do so would not give an accurate picture. No-one will really know what the value added will look like from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 until the Autumn term, when it appears in RAISE Online. Even when that is released the idea is not to then attribute individual pupil VA – although this will have been done at DfE level. Schools will find out their whole cohort progress and find out if they are above floor standard – and we know how important that will be for schools given the attainment nationally!

We could make something up and attempt any number of rough calculations. However, we do not feel that would be a responsible use of our time as the likelihood is that we would either come out with misleading data at best and downright wrong data at worst.

What we do know, however, is that we have a benefit of scale which allows us to look at data across a large number of schools, if required. So there is something we would like to do with this. Not with value added. But with attainment in general – both of the tests, the Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks, and the curricula we have in multiple schools. We would like to analyse this to see if we can find correlations which will be useful to schools. As this is the first year that everyone has been using all of these new measures it would be fascinating to see if we can do some national analysis of our schools and find any trends which would be useful to pass on to you.

So what we would like to urge schools to do, in order to help with this, is to add your SATs scaled scores into Classroom Monitor, if you haven’t done so already, so that we can get as big a cross section as possible to analyse. When we do analyse this data we will, of course, anonymise all data from pupil level to school level information to ensure noone is able to identify particular schools/pupils. However, we hope you can see the value in adding your information to give us a really good base of data.

We will analyse the data as soon as we have a good number of schools with SATs scaled score results and then release our findings in a further blog as soon as possible.

To add your Scaled Scores go to Attainment and Progress => Pupil Tracking – choose your cohort, the curriculum “2016 SATs” and then the relevant Key Stage and subjects i.e. KS2 Reading, KS2 SPaG, KS2 Mathematics. Choose July or “Now” as the timeframe and then use the drop down boxes to choose the right scaled score for each pupil in each subject. This help page and video will show how to do this.

We appreciate schools helping with this. We hope to repay your assistance by producing lots of interesting data of our own for you!

 

8 Responses to “National test/curriculum results analysis”

  1. Tim Hayden

    Hi Jodie,
    I have entered our scaled scores on the system, against the TA code rather than the SA code, was that correct?
    Hope they help, and I would be very interested in any analysis that you gather from all the data.
    Tim

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    • Jodie Lopez

      Jodie Lopez

      Hi Tim, That’s fantastic thank you – here is a smiley face sticker for your book! 🙂
      Will let you know as soon as we have the analysis done!
      Jodie

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  2. Stephen Schwartz

    Hi, happy to be involved in this and we have already manually inputted our data. It is a great shame that the CTF file, generated by the NCA tools website, with all of our results on it is in compatible with CM (it works fine on SIMs).

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    • Jodie Lopez

      Jodie Lopez

      Hi Stephen

      Thank you for agreeing to be involved with this. We have a new version of our results importer being built currently so this may be something we can work on for next year.

      Kind regards
      Jodie

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  3. josie hodges

    Ours are in – have put in KS1 and KS2 TA against IF and scaled scores. Scaled scores for KS2 in SA. Will there be a feature where we can quickly get combined across the three subjects through the click of a button instead of having to export spreadsheet and do it manually?

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    • Jodie Lopez

      Jodie Lopez

      Hi

      Thank you for adding your scores. I will find out if we plan to have a combined score – it has not been added at the moment as we were unsure how much people would want to do that as an average. If it is not a straight forward average it will mean a development but if it is a straight forward average we can certainly look into that much quicker!

      I will find out and get back to you.
      Jodie

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  4. carrie

    HI
    Is this still the case even with the publication of the Primary School Accountability in September?
    Thank you

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    • Jodie Lopez

      Jodie Lopez

      Hi Carrie, we are hoping to still do our own analysis of results from schools using Classroom Monitor to help schools and us to best advise around the correlations between the curricula being used and the test results. As many schools as possible that can help us will be much appreciated! We will be using the published information alongside this.

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