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Assessment software. Is it any good? Can you suggest a software package?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by hammer12, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Does anyone use any assessment software? If so what type and how are you finding it?

    Our school are curently looking into changing our current assessment record keeping and I have been sent a demo version of Classroom monitor www.classroommnitor.co.uk that looks quite good.

    Any advice/opinion greatfully appreciated.

    Regards
     
  2. We bought this in September and it seems really good so far. You can use it for report writing as well.
    Very easy "traffic light" system of monitoring.
     
  3. Yes we also use this, find it easy to input and track progress although it is very time consuming updating each pupil so needs to be done regularly!
     
  4. We use Snapshot assessment for Numeracy - this is an online tool and the children use it once a term in a kind of "assessment" week. It takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete and gives the children a level of either just level, secure level or high level. It also breaks down their questions so you know which aspects of maths they were better at in a simple graph - it also gives a cross section across the class so we saw that multiplication was a particular weakness across the school based on the graphs and set target groups in this area for 6 weeks.
    We have also bought Rising Stars assessment for Maths and Literacy which when you input the scores into the online calculator it gives you a level.

    Snapshot is good as it requires no input what so ever once the names are in it manages itself.
     
  5. thehawk

    thehawk New commenter

    we use target tracker. Its rubbish
     
  6. Thanks for the postings - Has anyone tried the Rising Stars assessment packs?
     
  7. We have rising stars for literacy and numeracy as its another way of assessing progress. Test split into terms, 2 tests for maths and 2 mental tests per term online calculator gives you a level.

    Literacy one not bad - quite a few examples for fiction and non fiction writing tests.
     
  8. I am a chair of governors and in partnership with the head teacher, we created a spreadsheet to track assessment progress. This spreadsheet is now being used by all primary schools in our local authority. You can find details of it on our web site at www.schoolintel.co.uk where, if you register, you can also download a demo. This spreadsheet has been described as providing you with an up to date RAISEOnline at any time throughout the year. Schools that have been OSTEDed have also fed back that this spreadsheet has made the presentation of assessment data much simpler.
     
  9. Hemming Education produce some very affordable software that llows you to specifically assess to subject level descriptors.
    hemmingeducation.co.uk

     

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