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Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Pupil tracking and assessment
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training What is pupil tracking? Question: What do you understand by pupil tracking?
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training The purposes of pupil tracking Pupil tracking should: Be workable and useful to teachers Use data to identify children ’ s progress against national curriculum levels over time; Inform planning and teaching; Help to identify target groups for support through intervention programmes and focused teaching and learning; Monitor progress of focus groups Raise achievement
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training The purposes of pupil tracking Pupil tracking should not: Be recorded summative assessments from QCA optional and statutory tests alone; Ignore the value of teacher assessments; Be solely in the domain of the senior management team; Contain too much information and be unmanageable; Be viewed as a bolt-on end of year process to be filed away.
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training The ISP model of Pupil Tracking Places pupils on a yearly tracking sheet which allows for update on a termly basis; Uses this information as the basis for pupil progress meetings between class teachers and senior managers. Foundation to Y1Yearly ExpectationsAttainment OverviewsYear 2Year 2 Progress tracking
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Making judgments about levels Good practice: Recognising that one levelled piece of work does not constitute a judgement for that child Best- fit model using a range of sources of evidence Effective use of teacher assessment records – key objectives/level descriptors/assessment focuses/running records etc. Sound understanding of what the levels look like: knowledge of level descriptors and pitch of objectives Test data used alongside but not dictating teacher assessments In – school moderation – within/between year groups/cross phase. Using Key ObjectivesUsing Key Objectives Key Objectives R – Y6 Foundation stage objectives Single sheet Key ObjectivesKey Objectives R – Y6Foundation stage objectivesSingle sheet Key Objectives Reading records Writing records
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Analysing Tests Purpose To identify strengths and weaknesses in order to inform teaching and learning. Qca analysis grids Qca overview sheets
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Identifying the target group Pupils who begin the year below the national expectations (but not SEN) should from the basis of the target group. This will be a group of children who, for various reasons will have underachieved, but could, with support achieve age related expectations. These pupils will need to make accelerated progress – i.e., more than the average progress of 2 sub-levels per year to bring them up to national age-related expectations.
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Features affecting progress The target group is made up of individuals with different “ stories ”… EAL Behaviour Social problems Maturity Absence – long-term/frequent Mobility Learning styles Ability/desire to work alone/in pairs/groups Confidence Anything else ….?
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Planning support and/or intervention Issues to consider: What can be done in class? How can programmes such as Springboard, ELS,ALS etc. be used? How do we involve parents? How can homework reflect individual/group needs? Anything else ….?
Birmingham Primary Strategy Team Subject Leader Training Monitoring effectiveness Issues to consider: Have children made progress in set targets? Is there a greater understanding of linked concepts? How will this be measured? How do we ensure that the pupil self-evaluation remains central? What has worked for them and what hasn ’ t? Is the grouping flexible? Are the assessment procedures picking up a lack of progress in other members of the class?
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