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BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

ATL – presentation

The ‘Attitude to Learning’ effort continues. ATL bands are now in SIMs. They will appear on reports going out this week and next and the assemblies start tomorrow. Some colleagues might say that we are ‘presenting’ the ‘Stars and bars’ ATL bands information after the horse has bolted, in that we choose to give out the…
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27 Nov ’12 0

ATL grades – impact

So the data has been interrogated and discussed. It has been prepared and shared with those who can use it to make a difference. It is important to know that the bands are calculated employing statistical principals and as a result each cohort or year group, will recognise approximately the same number of students in each band, each time the ATL grades…
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25 Nov ’12 0

ATL grades – hard graft

Attitude to learning scores, are they part of your whole school data collection? Why are they part of your assessment procedures? Well I am not in a position to change the WHY we collect ATL grades, we just do, so I sought out to find out WHAT we could do with this information to impact…
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21 Nov ’12 0

Levels are too broad a baseline

It would be fair to say I am hooked on data for learning, it is after all my role in school at the moment. At the same time I am acutely aware that data is an acquired taste and for some, unpalatable. Did you know that 66% of pupils with Level 4 in mathematics at KS2…
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4 Nov ’12 0

Predictive validity of FFT and CATs

The predictive validity of FFT and CATs is basically an extension to the baseline versus aptitude test I have been reviewing the past few days. It is a question of whether a student’s ability to pass a known knowledge test for which they are intensely prepared for (or not given their school experience) is more accurate a…
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2 Nov ’12 0

Baseline versus aptitude

Measuring and analysing achievement and attainment Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 is one part of my role. Raising ‘achievement and progress’ is another part. (I am still not sure why we have different wording, but there you go). Like many teachers I have used targets, which I now try and refer to as…
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2 Nov ’12 0