Making sense of information in the School reports A guide to getting the most from the information we supply in the school report. To simplify or not to simplify?. Now that is the question! An ACS decision – not to simplify but to give deep and rich information about your child.
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A guide to getting the most from the information we supply in the school report
We have a range of tools to measure pupils progress against.
The easiest measure is against others of similar age – usually in the class BUT this is a very narrow comparrison.
It is more useful to measure against much larger populations than the class.
AAdvanced – extensive control of the characteristic but not yet described by next level up.
PProficient – satisfactory control of the characteristics listed.
BBasic – rudimentary control of indicators at the level.
A single level can spread over a year and a half to two years of schooling
Some pupils in year 7 or 8 may be working at Level 2 (below expectations) in some subjects (say English) and level 5 (above expectations) in other subjects (maybe Mathematics).
Reading, Writing and Mathematics
(OTJ’s) are judgements that teachers make at a point in the year that places the learner at a level in the curriculum
OTJ takes into account all the information (not just tests) that a teacher has about the learning and reflects what the learner can do
Compare the level and sublevel given with the expected level for the year group you child is in (the box at the top of the subject report page). This will show you if your child is below, at or above the expected learning level for their age and stage of schooling.
easTTle Level Score From year 4 upwards the report shows an easTTle level score for the beginning and end of the year e.g. 2P. These levels and sublevels are the same as described under ‘Curriculum Levels’ above.
Generally, a reasonable rate of growth through the levels is 1 sub level in any given year. This means that moving from 2B to 2A in a year is very good progress as it is a movement of 2 sub levels.
This level shows you the national mean (average) for the year level.
Comparing this score to your child’s score will give you an idea of how they are placed compared to all pupils of the same year throughout the country