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Interpretation. Rationale. Interpretation. “… gathering, recording, interpreting, using and reporting information about a child’s progress and achievement in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes ” Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum:

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rationale
Rationale

Interpretation

“… gathering, recording, interpreting,

using and reporting information about a

child’s progress and achievement in

developing knowledge, skills and attitudes”

Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum:

Guidelines for Schools, p. 7, NCCA, 2007

current practice
Current Practice

“… the results of assessment

were not sufficiently utilised to

inform the teaching and learning in the classroom.…The results of standardised tests were rarely used to inform teaching and learning.”

An Evaluation of Curriculum Implementation in Primary Schools, English, Mathematics and Visual Arts, p. 20, DES, 2005

methods of interpretation
Methods of Interpretation

Individual

Whole Class

Whole School

slide6

BELL CURVE OF NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

STEN 8 -10

Well Above average

STEN 7

High Average

STEN 5 - 6

Average

STEN 4

Below Average

STEN 1-3

Well Below Average

Raw Scores are converted through conversion tables

whole class diagnostic
Whole Class – Diagnostic

Why might it be beneficial for a teacher to look for patterns in relation to different aspects assessed in a standardised test?

workshop groups
Workshop Groups

Box 1Whole Class Diagnostic – MICRA-T – Level 1

Box 2 Individual – MICRA-T – Level 4

John Doe – EAL

Box 3Individual – Drumcondra Primary Maths Test – Level 4

Mary Doe – Mathematical Skills

key message
Key message

The interpretation of standardised test resultsis most beneficial when it enhances teaching and learning