Assessment Scores- What is ?

What is a Raw Score?

The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scores in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly.

What is a Scaled score?

Scaled Score results are reported consistently from one year to the next.  The national curriculum tests are designed to be as similar as possible year on year, but slight differences in difficulty will occur between years.  Scaled scores maintain their meaning over time so that two pupils achieving the same scaled score on two different tests will have demonstrated the same attainment.  The scale 100 will always represent the “national standard”.  However, due to the small differences in difficulty between tests, the “raw score” (ie the total number of correct responses) that equates to 100 might be different (though similar) each year.

The scaled scores are centred around 100. That means that: A score of 100 means the child is working ‘at the expected standard’ for a Year 6 child. 80 is the lowest possible score and 120 is the highest. A scaled score of 99 or less means they haven’t reached the government’s ‘expected standard’.

What is an Age Standardised score?

An age standardised score converts a pupil’s raw score to a standardised score which takes into account the pupil’s age in years and months and gives an indication of how the pupil is performing relative to a national sample of pupils of the same age. The average score is 100.

What is an Average Point Score (APS)?

 An average point score is calculated by dividing the total number of points achieved by students, in particular qualifications, by the total number of students taking those qualifications.

What is the KS2 Average Fine Level?

Fine levels can be found on FFTLive – schools can download the English Fine Level and the Maths Fine Level (they will be less than 10 – for e.g. 5.63, 4.78, etc).

Schools would have to create their own aspects to import these results into and then create a mean of the English and Maths result . This result will then need to go into the Capita KS2 Average Fine Level aspect (template was provided in the Summer 2018 release).

If you are using FFT Aspire, the figures will be greater than 10 (i.e. 30.6, etc)., so once again schools would have to download the figures, create the mean and then divide by 6, to get the KS2 average fine level.

 

 

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