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Value added measure

Discussion in 'Primary' started by smiler1234uk, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. I'll post this here as well as in assessment just wondered if anyone could post in lamens terms if possible how to work out the value added measure for key stage 1 - 2?

  2. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    In its most basic form children are expected to make 2 full levels of progress between ks1 and 2 so a child who achieves a level 2 in year 2 should be a level 4 by year 6. A more sophisticated version however is used to to calculate the school's average points score and formed the basis of contextual value added, which has now apparently gone. The level, this time sometimes split into sub levels, is allocated a points value. 2 full levels of progress then equates to a 12point rise. This means that if a child gets a 2c in year 2, but a 4a in year 6 they have , under the basic measure, made the expected 2 levels of progress but have actually gained a better than expected 16 points . If you google 'SATS points scores' you'll find plenty of charts which show all this. If you want more in depth analysis ask your head if you can look at the RAISEonline full report. Hope this helps - sorry for no formatting!

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