Using MidYIS to inform Teaching & Learning. Objectives. to gain understanding of reading MidYIS graphs to share strategies for supporting individual pupils Ideas for sharing MidYIS data with colleagues. What does MidYIS test?. Vocabulary Most culturally linked Maths
Significantly high or low: no overlap with the mean score (100)
95% of pupils score between 70 and 130. Over 130 (only 2.5% of pupils) are gifted and talented. Below 85 may suggest SEN.
Significant difference: no overlap between the error bars
Overall MidYIS score is best predictor of KS3 and GCSE grades
Even profiles (i.e overlapping error bars in all four sections, and overlapping with their MidYIS score)
Uneven profiles (i.e. Pupils who have a significant difference between their four scores)
Word banks for each topic
Practice writing with words rather than symbols e.g. To find the common denominator, first of all you ...
Discussion groups (although ensure pupils with low vocabulary scores do not all congregate)
Visits/trips etc to enrich language and cultural experience
May struggle to understand diagrams – use spoken and written explanations, paired work or group work to interpret.
Physical/practical/kinesthetic explanations may help (e.g. modelling solar system with clay/string or demonstrate distance between planets on football pitch etc)
Use drama/active methods to demonstrate difficult concepts
Pupil may seem more able than is the case, e.g. ‘talks a good talk’.
Allow paired work or group discussion to communicate answers orally
Describe maths problems
Encourage leadership roles as well as debates/T&L/drama
Support with scaffolding/writing frames etc
A pupil like this may:
struggle to proof read his work, therefore achieve a lower grade than he seems capable of.
struggle to interpret or understand exam questions
either work slowly with more accuracy OR work quickly with less accuracy – result is similar ie lower test score than expected
allow extra time
practice timing e.g. clock on IWB
use a range of question words to develop ability to understand instructions
Develop proof reading technique eg spotting common errors
consider further testing for dyslexia
In all lessons – not just English!!!
Students need to improve their Literacy Skills
Students need to be able to engage in lessons despite their Literacy difficulties.