Multiplication Times Check
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is aKey Stage 2 Assessment to be taken by pupilsat the end of year 4.
The purpose is to determine whether Y4 pupilscan fluently recall their multiplication tables.
The test will consist of 25 questions, together with 3 practice questions.
Pupils will have 6 seconds to answer each question, with 3 seconds between each question.
Please note that you will not get a report on the number of marks each pupil gets when they "Try It Out". However, there is nothing to stop teachers from monitoring their pupils' tests and keeping their own unofficial score.
The MTC administration can be accessed from the top menu bar of the Primary Assessment Gateway. This has replaces the NCA tools website, and is usually for headteachers and other super users.
The pupil register will be pre-populated with your year 4 pupils. Additional pupils can be added into the pupil register if needed.
If you wish, you can organise pupils...
News Story - 27 February 2019
The national pilot of the reception
baseline assessment will take place from September 2019, go live in 2020, will
take around 20 minutes, and will have the following 8 indicators:
calculation (early addition/subtraction) mathematical
understanding of shape early
literacy, communication and language tasks (45%-55%)early
The response formats include:
oral response (30–40%)pointing (25–35%)ordering or moving objects (25–35%)
Schools can sign up to the pilot between 1 March and 5 April 2019.
The maximum number of marks available will be 45, although some tasks may be omitted that pupils are unlikely to be successful in. Each pupil will be presented with activities which are worth at least 26 marks – any omitted tasks will score zero. It is not a test, and there will be no pass mark. Early Years providers will receive narrative feedback instead of the score.
Why is reception baseline being done?
The purpose of the reception baseline assessment is to provide an on-entry assessment of pupil attainment...
On 13 December 2018 the DfE released the results per school for the KS2 SATs and Teacher Assessments.
Would you like to know where your school is in relation to other schools?
We have created an analysis for the main measures, showing the percentile ranking for these measures:
A "1" indicates that your school is in the top 1% of all schools in England (excluding special schools).A "100" indicates that your schools is in the bottom 1%.
This analysis enables you to:
Locate your school percentile.Find out how close you were to the top and bottom 10% or 20%.Give you additional evidence to help set your targets for the forthcoming year.
Why should I be interested in my school's ranking?
Ofsted's Inspection Data Summary report is the document which Ofsted inspectors will read before coming to your school. It highlights:
The top 10% and the bottom 10% for any particular year. This is indicated by the percentiles 1 to 10, and 91 to 100.The top 20% and the...
This series of articles will be looking at Ofsted's Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR).
In our series about the IDSR we had a look at how your school's Key Stage 2 Progress scores are shown in the IDSR in chart form, and the significance of your school's progress scores.
In this article, we'll have a look at the calculation.
Your pupil's Scaled Scores
In May, most of your pupils take exams in Reading, Writing and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Their marks (also known as a "raw score") is then converted into a "scaled score" between 80 and 120, where 100 is a pass mark and 110 is a high score - the DfE decides after the exams how the scaled score conversion is to be done.
For the pupils that didn't take the test, then your Teacher Assessment is converted in a Scaled Score of between 59 to 79. In 2017 and 2018, the conversion was as follows:
Scaled scores P1i to P4 -...