Subject Coverage and Structure
The National Curriculum 2014 with KPIs Framework contains statements from the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and highlights those defined by the NAHT as Key Performace Indicators (NAHT KPIs). It provides objectives covering:
- English Reading
- English Writing
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
For Maths and Spelling, punctuation and grammar assessment statements are structured by year group. For English Reading and English Writing they are structured into KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. KS3 statements are also provided in all subjects.
Overall Assessment Outcomes - Terminology and Thresholds*
Pupils’ overall scores move through 6 ‘steps’ for each stage of learning. The steps are termed beginning, beginning plus, developing, developing plus, secure and exceeding. For maths and SPG this is 6 steps each year. For English this is spread over 2 years.
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 recorded against the hexagons in the markbooks for each subject, and the respective weightings for each.
Markbook Terminology and Weightings*
Both the pupil and class markbooks use a traffic light system to reflect each pupil's 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 markbook terminology and weightings for the NC14 with KPIs framework are shown in the image below.
*Please note that you can customise the terminology, weightings and thresholds 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 objectives in the markbook is 19. 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 9 statements currently unassessed all counting as 0.
(1 x 1) + (5 x 0.9) + (2 x 0.5) / 19 = 0.342 = 34.2% coverage
Based on the threshold percentages for Maths Number at Year 1 this pupil is a 1 Beg+
Hovering over the progression statements in the Markbooks will provide a pop-up from which the assessment statements and/or the working towards guidance can be copied and pasted for use in lesson planning.
Resources can be added against any statement by clicking on the plus symbol next to each statement. You can add your own web-links, worksheets or lesson plans to build up a repository of teaching and learning resources to support teachers in your school.
If you do add your own, the plus symbol will be replaced by a gold star.