Subject Coverage and Structure

With the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) within Classroom Monitor, you have coverage for assessment across the Foundation subjects through KS1 and KS2. Statements are broken down into ‘Mileposts’ with each milepost spanning two academic years. The subjects covered and this basic structure can be seen in the tables below.

Overall Assessment Outcomes - Terminology and Thresholds*

Pupils’ overall scores move through 3 ‘steps’ within each of the Mileposts. The steps are termed as Beginning, Developing, and Mastered.

The pupil’s overall score is calculated from the percentage coverage of the curriculum content within each Milepost. Details of the thresholds for these scores can be seen in the example table below.

Coverage is determined by teacher assessment added to the tiles in the markbooks and the respective weightings for each.

Markbook Terminology and Weightings*

The markbooks use a traffic light system to reflect the pupils level of understanding of each statement.

Each colour carries a different meaning and each carries a different weighting forward to the calculation of the overall assessment outcome.

The default terminology and weighting for International Primary Curriculum is shown in the image below.

*Please note that while the weightings have been built to reflect the IPC curriculum there is the possibility of customising them for your school if required. Please read these pages on customising Classroom Monitor to find out more about these options and the impact they will have. 

The Calculation Explained

To calculate the overall score, Classroom Monitor checks the total number of statements within the Milepost, checks how many statements are set at each of the assessment judgements (tile colours), and then uses the respective weightings to calculate the overall percentage coverage of the content within that Milepost.

For ‘Geography’ at Milepost 1, the total number of objectives in the markbook is 8. A pupil has:

  • 1 blue ‘Mastered’ tile judgement weighted 1, 
  • 3 green ‘developing’ tile judgements each weighted 0.6
  • 2 yellow ‘beginning’ tile judgements weighted 0.2
  • And the remaining two statements as 2 red ‘covered’ tiles weighted 0. 

The Calculation

(1 x 1) + (3 x 0.6) + (2 x 0.2) / 8 = 0.4 = 40% coverage 

Based on the threshold percentages this pupil is a Milepost 1 Developing overall in Geography. 

Why choose the International Primary Curriculum?


“Dedicated to improving learning, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is used in over 90 countries and now endorses Classroom Monitor as their preferred assessment provider.”

  • The leading primary curriculum in the world for improving learning and developing international mindedness.
  • Focuses on developing knowledge, skills and understanding of subjects within child-friendly, cross-curricular units of work
  • Creative and challenging for children of all abilities.
  • Assessment for Learning programme and ‘rubrics’ to support teachers in assessing progress.

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Extra Information

Hovering over the progression statements in the markbook will provide a pop-up which displays the IPC Rubrics to support assessment judgements. 

Accessing the legacy Class Markbook will give you access to learning advice to support the teaching and learning of eachstatement and to assist pupils moving the next stage of understanding.