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comparing Profile scores to NC levels

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by ChrisMcG, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Im having a bad time at the moment with the DH. She wants to track the children from reception and give them a target for yr 2 based on the FS score. Ive tried to explain that the EYFS was never intended to be linked to the NC but she says "where have I got that from ?" All target trackers and Fischer Family Trust take FS Scores into acount. Does anyone know where it actually says that EYS is not to be used as a tracker into NC or have I dreamed it?
  2. Hope this helps:

  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    It is currently not possible to use EYFS profile data
    to calculate a numerical statement of ‘value added’
    during the EYFS year. This exercise would not take
    into account the child’s individual starting point or
    the fact that each child learns at a varying rate and
    pace that may fluctuate across the year according
    to many factors. Neither is it possible to make
    predictions about children’s future attainment
    as there is no correlation between EYFS profile
    data and key stage 1 or 2 outcomes or national
    curriculum levels.

  4. Hiya
    think p 24 of EYFS profile doc has a small passage saying it is a separate cuuric and is not intended to link to NC?

    good luck


    just seen comment above - that may be the sentence i mean!!
  5. hurny

    hurny New commenter

    This document links EYFS with literacy and mathematics, https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/The%20Primary%20Framework.pdf
    from p.25 onwards it shows the progression from eyfs to year 6. However I don't think the y1-y6 statements are the same as the NC levels...[​IMG]
    I'm not sure there is a formal document which states the eyfs is not directly linked to the NC, there is a piece of OFSTED research which states that transition from the, then FS to KS1 is hampered by the lack of any link between the FS curriculum and the NC.
    Sorry not to be of more help.
  6. hurny

    hurny New commenter

    Glad you found a formal document Msz. I can use it in future should the need arise!
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    If as they keep telling us most children score 6 in the profile then that suggests most will be continue being assessed against the profile. What does a NC level W tell the Y1 teacher that a profile point 7 doesn't?
  8. I quite agree, using W as an assessment is less than helpful. My query is really regarding when and how the year 1 teacher determines that it is time to assess in terms of NC level 1 rather than FS points.


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