# APP Nightmare!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by missdolly7, Nov 1, 2011.

1. ### missdolly7

I was just wondering who used app for their assessment? I have to assess each child individually for each but I am struggling to understand the point scores that they achieve! I have an attainment grid which gives a point score with a level but I have no idea if these are subject specific.
Does anyone know where I can get any information about all this? I've been searching for a quite a while tonight and still haven't got any further with it.

2. ### minnieminxNew commenter

They aren't!

Assess them and give them a level. Then look up the translation into points. Done. A 1c in maths carries the same points as a 1c in writing or reading.

3. ### missdolly7

Thanks Minnie!
One more question - on the print out of assessment data for the children last year it says that one child is working at a point score of 19 but converts this to a 2a. However, on the grid it shows that a 19 is a 3c. Do you think it just means that the child is working at a low 3c but they've put down a 2a just to be safe?

4. ### minnieminxNew commenter

Yes. Or that TA shows more a 2a than a 3c. Or that the 19 is a typo.

5. ### milkyway

We've give points scores - wc=1, wb=3, wa=5, 1c=7, 1b=9, 1a=11 and so on- so any + scales are even numbers- eg, wb+=6 points. No idea where they come from x hope this helps.

6. ### ecawemmaNew commenter

Just goes to show what a waste of time giving points scores is - a TA is a TA - why does it need converting into a decimal number? I've never quite understood why schools bother as there are lots of perfectly good tracking systems that can cope with the alpha-numerical 1a etc. Can anyone enlighten me?