This frameworks contains the Functional Skills Subject Content published by the Department for Education.
Subject Coverage and Structure
Default markbook terminology and weightings
Both the markbook and app use a traffic light system to enable recording of each pupil's level of attainment of each statement. Each colour carries a different meaning and each carries a different weighting forward to the calculation of the pupil's score for the subject. The default terminology and weighting for the Functional Skills 2018 framework is shown in the image below.
*Schools can customise terminology and weightings as required. Please read these pages on customising Classroom Monitor to find out more about these options and the impact they will have.
Calculating a score
As assessment judgements are recorded in the markbooks they are automatically saved. These are then used to calculate a score for each pupil in the subject. These scores can be viewed and analysed in the Attainment and Progress module.
In the Functional Skills 2018 framework, scores are displayed as a percentage of the highest ability level that a pupil has weighted assessment judgements recorded in. For example, a pupil's score may be shown as 32% of Level 1.
To calculate the overall score, Classroom Monitor checks the total number of statements within the relevant ability level, checks how many statements are set at each of the assessment judgements colours, and then uses the respective weightings to calculate the overall percentage coverage of the content within that markbook.
For Maths at Entry Level 1, the total number of statements in the markbook is 16. A pupil has:
- 5 green ‘met’ judgements each weighted 0.9
- 2 yellow ‘almost’ judgements weighted 0.5
- 2 red ‘target’ judgements weighted 0
- 7 statements 'unassessed' weighted 0.
And no judgements above Entry Level 1.
(5 x 0.9) + (2 x 0.5) + (2 x 0) + (2 x 0) / 16 = 0.344 = 34% of Entry Level 1
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