Subject Coverage and Structure

The NAHT Outcomes Framework provides sets of KPI statements broken down into individual years of study which have been termed as ‘Stages’. There is coverage for:

  • English Reading
  • English Writing
  • Maths

Overall Assessment Outcomes - Terminology and Thresholds*

Pupils’ overall scores move through 6 ‘steps’ for each stage of work. The steps are termed beginning, beginning plus, developing, developing plus, secure and exceeding. Secure is the End of Year Expectation.

The pupil’s overall score is calculated based on their coverage of the curriculum content within each markbook (year or phase). Details of the thresholds for these scores can be seen in the example table below.

Coverage is determined by teacher assessment added to the hexagons in the markbooks, for each subject/strand, and the respective weightings for each.

Markbook Terminology and Weightings*

Both the pupil and class markbooks use a traffic light system to reflect the pupils level of attainment 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 the NAHT Outcomes Framework is shown in the image below.

*Please note that while the weightings have been built to reflect the NAHT Outcomes Framework 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 that year or phase of study, checks how many statements are set at each of the assessment judgements (hexagon colours), and then uses the respective weightings to calculate the overall percentage coverage of the content within that markbook.

For ‘Maths’ at Stage 1, the total number of KPI objectives in the markbook is 12. A pupil has:

  • 1 blue ‘exceeding’ hexagon judgements each weighted 1, 
  • 5 green ‘met’ hexagon judgements each weighted 0.9
  • 2 yellow ‘almost’ hexagon judgements weighted 0.5
  • 2 red ‘target’ hexagons, and the remaining 2 statements currently unassessed all counting as 0. 

The Calculation

(1 x 1) + (5 x 0.9) + (2 x 0.5) / 12 = 0.85 = 85% coverage 

Based on the threshold percentages for Maths this pupil is a 1 Secure for Maths.

Why choose the NAHT Outcomes’ Framework? 

“The ‘NAHT Outcomes’ Framework within Classroom Monitor allows schools to assessing pupils against as series of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)”

  • Created following recommendation from the Assessment Commission that the NAHT should “develop and promote a set of model assessment criteria“.
  • Objectives from each year group and stage were reviewed and those considers most important selected as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • All statements link to teacher guidance to aid assessment judgements
  • Only available to schools who are members of the NAHT.

Extra Information

Hovering over the progression statements in the Markbooks will provide a pop-up where you will find some guidance that can help in making assessment judgements.