Phonics Threshold for 2017 is…….32

These materials are published to help teachers and pupils become familiar with the phonics screening check, and to enable teachers to score their pupils’ performance once the check has been administered. The 2017 phonics screening check threshold mark is 32....

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HAM KS1 to current Milestone Tracking Grids

Today (Monday 13/03/2017) I was tasked with producing Tracking Grids for year groups as they currently stand in their Milestone 2 position. What was slightly more awkward to figure out, was how to report their current position based on their...

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DfE Keystage Returns

2016 is the first year that the DfE requires End of Term KeyStage data to be returned with the new assessment codes. Previous years have seen data returns sent as Levels, however since this is the first year without levels,...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****   When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I...

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Mostly assessment.

This week has mostly seen me doing assessment reporting tasks. I’ve filtered down the “Hampshire Model” reports from year based, into class based along with some other sub filters. I’ve also been producing “Parent Report” style documents Each report and...

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iPad for Teachers rollout.

Since returning in January I have been successfully issuing teachers their iPads along with the SIMS Teacher app. Some staff have expressed their positiveness and intrigue into recording pupil objectives in assessment during the lesson. Unfortunately the assessment model I am...

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SIMS HAM Assessment

Yes, you read that correctly, SIMS HAM, the HAM being short for “Hampshire”, not some dodgy sounding sandwich from Capita. I finally got My hands on the Hampshire SIMS Assessment resources to allow me to import into SIMS. The information...

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November Assessment

It’s that time of year again; My staff have been busy entering their data into a new Marksheet in SIMS containing specific areas, as I’re yet to transition to the Hampshire Points of Study. More on that coming soon. So...

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New Marksheets

As an interim measure, I’ve been tasked with replicating an assessment spreadsheet into a Marksheet. Thankfully its a 1 sheet does all subjects, so there isn’t a tremendous headache involved. A new Grade Set Towards Expected Beyond A new Result...

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Assessing the new breed of SIMS Assessment Manager | Scarfed View | Look Again…

By now, it can’t have escaped your notice that big changes are afoot in the ways schools measure and report progress. The “old” levels system is “out”. For many years, it underpinned the way in which teachers recorded and measured...

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Classroom Monitor Demonstration

Tomorrow (Tue. 6th Jan 2015) I am having a demonstration of “Classroom Monitor”. Quick and easy formative assessment for your whole school. National Curriculum 2014 ready. Ofsted ready progress tracking, from Early Years to KS3 and beyond. Showcase pupil achievement...

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A life without levels | capita-sims.co.uk

SIMS Assessment will continue to support the use of levels for as long as schools find the resources useful. In tandem with this, resources are being added into SIMS to help support a life without them. This will evolve over...

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[SIMS] EY TT Progress Reception – Associated Aspect 09,11,15 and 16 incorrect.

I noticed recently that the EY TT Progress Reception Tracking Grid was reporting “No Results” for My Year R pupils for the following aspects: EY 09 ProgBL Reading EY 11 ProgBL Numbers EY 15 ProgBL Technology EY 16 ProgBL Exploring & Using Media...

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IT Assessment

After a rather interesting training session yesterday, I’ve come away with an ideal plan (for me anyway), to record the criteria achieved by pupils for the new ICT Curriculum thats due to start in September 2014. The only snag I’ve...

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