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MIDYIS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION Graeme Deuchars Vice Principal West Island School

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MidYIS Middle Years Information System Run by Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring Part of Durham University, UK Assess 50% of UK schools & many international overseas schools 1.3 million students per year assessed 250,000 student per year do MidYIS

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MidYIS – What is it ? Online assessment that takes around 1 hour Assessment adapts to meet student abilities Measures “acquired / developed ability” rather than the taught curriculum No preparation required (or desirable!)

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MidYIS – What do we do with it? Information for subject teachers and tutors to support learners in the classroom Data to help provide additional information to support target setting and progress monitoring for students. This is an aid rather than a replacement for teacher judgement

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MidYIS – What Does it Include? Vocabulary assessment Maths assessment Non-verbal: 3D & Spatial Awareness Skills: proof reading perceptual speed and accuracy (PSA)

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Understanding the Data

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In the next few days you will receive a document by post showing the MIDYIS scores for your child. The assessment was taken earlier this term. The following notes explain (in basic terms) how to interpret this Individual Pupil Record (or IPR for short) An example Individual Pupil Record (or IPR)

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MidYIS – Individual Pupil Records This is what an Individual Pupil Record (IPR) looks like …….. A. Basic Results shown in 4 different ways B. Chart showing Standardised Scores

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Let’s look at The Basic Results

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MidYIS – The Basic Results … The data from the test is shown in 4 different ways; Band, Stanine, Percentile and Standard Score. We will use Standard Score for this presentation as it is probably the most useful measure. So we can see that this student scored 98 for vocabulary, 90 for Maths, 107 for non-verbal (3D & Spatial Awareness) and 121 for skills (proof reading abilities) and an overall MidYIS score of 93. The range of (standardised) scores goes from a minimum score of 50 to a maximum score of 150 with the average always

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Now let’s look at The IPR Graph

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MidYIS – The IPR Graph Explained 150 is the maximum possible score The bars extending from the student score (the diamond) indicate that If the pupil took the same test multiple times then statistically the result would fall into this range 95 times out of 100 times – this is referred to as the 95% confidence band. The small diamond represents the pupils actual score for this item 50 is the minimum possible score 100 is the average for the range of scores (scores go from 50 to 150)

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Finally ….

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MidYIS – Important Points ! The assessment results are a potential starting point for future conversations between teachers, students and parents as the student progresses through the school …. other factors such as student attitude and teacher inputs are equally, if not more important … either Mike Waller (Head of Lower School) on or Graeme Deuchars (Vice Principal) on if you have any questions. perceptual speed and accuracy

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