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FFT data- How is it used in your school?

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by JonStokes, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. In depends upon how your school uses FFT. For instance, the actual data gives a % "expectation" of reaching certain grades based on past "similar" pupils.
    What has happened is that schools have created a "formula-based" prediction from this data.
    e.g. Many schools have weighted each grade and thus arrived at a standardised measure - the predicted grade.
    This though was not (as the authors state) was not the intention. It was not seen as a method of predicting each individual grade for each pupil.
    FFT only works on a whole school cycle, giving the prediction for an entire year.
    If only SM could understand this...
  2. Brambo. Can you say a bit more about how your school sets targets and whether you think it works better than just taking the FFT D band estimates as targets?
  3. We have only had 4matrix a short while after a couple of false starts. It produces reports to show the best teachers in each subject so you can see why Hods were immediately interested. You can put your FFT targets in as well.
  4. It's Christmas hols time! Just time to say that we use FFT data as a guide but then teachers adjust the targets to each of their students based on progress data.
  5. September

    September New commenter

    Google 'transition matrices 2012' for information on how ks3 prior attainment students achieved in last year's art GCSE. Target setting is a guide. As a teacher you can argue for more challenging targets for your better artists. Alternatively you could use the English targets and reduce them by one curriculum level for year 7.

  6. See here http://community.edexcel.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.PostAttachments/

    what you've said is what about 80% of teachers, wrongly, believe
  7. Are you kidding?!
  8. Targets should be set so that pupil Value Added scores are positive. This will mean 4 levels of progress for some pupils, but 5 levels for the most able. There is an article about this here. http://educomment.wordpress.com/progress-and-va/

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