Target Setting: Year 10 11 October 2011 To inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world
Key Stage 3 Assessments • We use teacher assessments; • English, Mathematics and Science; • Levels 3-8; • Sub levels, a, b ,c (+, =, -); • Levels just as before…
Key Stage 3 Assessments • Year 9 • Split levels • 6c = 6.2 • 6b = 6.5 • 6a = 6.8 • 7c = 7.2 • 7b = 7.5 • 7a = 7.8 • Mean figure
Setting the target for KS4 • Take the Teacher Assessed split levels for English, Mathematics & Science; • Take the average; • Add approximately two levels of progress.
If only it was so simple… • Fischer Family Trust; • A Government estimate for GCSE based on KS2 for each student in each subject in every school in the country; • Grade estimate for each subject.
The target setting process • Our target vs FFT estimate – we choose the most challenging target; • Subject teachers then check with their own data and can amend targets with good evidence to support their amendments; • Consult with students about the targets and amend if agreed – vast majority up rather than down!
2+2: Levels to grades… • Ave KS3 level 3 + 2 levels = 5 = grade E • 4 + 2 = 6 = grade D • 5 + 2 = 7 = grade C • 6 + 2 = 8 = grade B • 7 + 2 = 9 = grade A • 8 + 2 = 10 = grade A*
Why these targets work… • It is a target for each student, not just for the brightest; • Although we may never reach it we should get better by working towards it; • The national data shows that students CAN achieve way beyond expectations; • The target puts each student in charge of his or her own learning.
What happens next… • The teachers have these targets; • They have discussed them with students over the last few weeks; • Students have had the chance to negotiate the targets up (and in very rare cases, down); • Ask your son/daughter about his/her targets; • Students will have stickers in their planners by the end of this week; • You have the targets in your letter.
Tracking progress • On-line Reporting; • Personal log-in; • Three assessments for every student, for every subject, every year; • Comments too; • The reporting system will tell you if your child is on target.
The U.S. Department of Labour estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38.