There are many things I could say about ALIS . Not least of all how the hell do Durham University come up with a " predicted" grade C at A level in a largely language rich subject ( writing essays, no coursework , all exam based) for kids with little or no English and low vocabulary skills ( usually ESL) ....yes I know the statistics ,but that's not my problem - except it is my problem. I see Vince Ulum has a similar thread on FFT. However, I would value a bit of help here. My school uses ALIS as a predictor and as a VA. Of course when kids are "predicted" C and get U ( which they will do as they do not speak English and cannot read the questions and I could tell you at the outset they would get U but they are left in my class anyway) I have a problem with VA. I have a document right now where I have to say how I am going to achieve the CEM predictions and improve VA in my subject. I would love it and be really grateful if someone could tell me how - one of you lovely teachers who can and has done it maybe care to share your good practice? I will also be PM'd on this. Thanks.