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KS1 reported levels

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by impulce, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Im pretty sure that any reported level 3s at the end of KS1, officially go down as secure level 3s. Something to do with their not officially being legal requirements for sub levels, so official data just goes on amount of L2s, amount of L3s etc. Do correct me if im wrong though!
    Maybe hence why they are asking for your 3c's to be officially assessed as 2a's - they dont see them as secure level 3s.
    Ive not come across it before, but its a possible expanation.
  2. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    It's for two reasons -
    1) for statistical purposes all Level 3s are given the same number of points, i.e. 21 points.
    2) due to a level 3a being above average, you will in general have many more "3c"s than "3a"s.
    The result of these two factors is that including "3c"s among the "3"s will tend to give a higher KS1 APS than is warranted, thus making the school's expected VA over KS2 higher than can be achieved.


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