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APP in English- seriously confused! =(

Discussion in 'Primary' started by thedancingqueen, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Hi. I'm a trainee teacher and I have a levelling exercise to do for my teaching file (one of my tasks). I've never used APP sheets before and I'm really stressed out. They are a year 5 class. I've been highlighting relevant things in the level 3 and level 4 boxes on the APP sheets and then highlighting the corresponding parts on their work but how do I then decide if they are a level 3 or a level 4 overall? I'm so confused. Is it also just a level 3 or can they be a secure/high etc level 3?
     
  2. Hi. I'm a trainee teacher and I have a levelling exercise to do for my teaching file (one of my tasks). I've never used APP sheets before and I'm really stressed out. They are a year 5 class. I've been highlighting relevant things in the level 3 and level 4 boxes on the APP sheets and then highlighting the corresponding parts on their work but how do I then decide if they are a level 3 or a level 4 overall? I'm so confused. Is it also just a level 3 or can they be a secure/high etc level 3?
     
  3. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    I don't use APP for Literacy but with Maths decide depending on how the ticks are concentrated (best fit). If all the level 2's are ticked and roughly 1/3 of the 3's its a low 3. If about 1/2 to 2/3 of the 3's are ticked - secure 3. Most of the 3's ticked and maybe the odd 4 = high 3. I could be doing it completely wrong though!
     
  4. comenius

    comenius New commenter

    These are guidelines from the National Strategies site.
    http://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/19534

    Check your AF judgements against the requirements for each level.
    For level 1: ticks at level 1 for three out of AF5, AF6, AF1 and AF2 and either AF7 or AF8, plus some highlighting of level 1 criteria for handwriting.
    For level 2: ticks at level 2 for three out of AF5, AF6, AF1 and AF2 and either AF7 or AF8.
    For all other levels: ticks at the target level for any four AFs out of AFs 1 to 6.
    If you have ticked IE for more than two AFs, there may be insufficient evidence to make an overall level judgement, in which case IE should be awarded.
    Now finalise the overall level judgement by deciding whether the level is low, secure or high.
    Low – meets the minimum requirements for the level.
    Secure – meets the minimum requirements for the level with some additional highlighting of criteria at the level in most other AFs.
    High – the criteria for the level are highlighted across all, or almost all, the AFs, with some criteria in the level above likely to be highlighted as well.
    Your decision should take account of how fully and consistently the criteria have been met and how far the pupil demonstrates independence and choice across a range of evidence. Where evidence for AF7 and AF8 is significantly better/worse than the evidence for other AFs, it is likely to influence your judgement of low, secure or high.
     
  5. ditwee

    ditwee New commenter

    There is no definitive answer. Cally has it right with the roughly one third thing - everyone I know uses this. If the school is using APPs then the year before should have some records showing what each child has already achieved, which you could build on.
     

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