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Baseline testing

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by MArtymcq, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    After a LEA inspection it was highlighted thatbthe levels the students arrive at our school with are appearing to be too high. The primary schools are setting student levels way above what they should be.

    We have tried to act on this by getting in to the primary schools and working with the primary DT coordinators but it doesn't appear to be working.

    It has been suggested that we baseline test students when they arrive in year 7. What does eveyone else do? We tired the goal testing but didn't find it useful at all.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Marty
     
  2. Hi all,

    After a LEA inspection it was highlighted thatbthe levels the students arrive at our school with are appearing to be too high. The primary schools are setting student levels way above what they should be.

    We have tried to act on this by getting in to the primary schools and working with the primary DT coordinators but it doesn't appear to be working.

    It has been suggested that we baseline test students when they arrive in year 7. What does eveyone else do? We tired the goal testing but didn't find it useful at all.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Marty
     
  3. It's a good idea in practice, but may be slightly flawed because whatever data we're given for KS2, we're stuck with.
    We're looking at a transitional scheme for the first half term in September, irrespective of subject area, to find out how accurate their KS2 data is, to make sure that the pupils are in the right sets, to give all of them a basic grounding of what D&T actually is and how the level system works in our school. It should allow us to get a better picture of what they can and can't do at the start of Y7 and as a result we can tailor their lessons for the following five half terms (and five corresponding rotations - Food, GP, RM, S&C and Tex) a little more accurately. That's the plan anyway...
    Anyone else do anything similar?
     

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