What is the Cambridge Progress Tracker?
The Cambridge Progress Tracker, powered by Classroom Monitor, puts you in control of recording, tracking and managing your student progress data – all linked to the Cambridge Assessment International Education primary curriculum frameworks. There are formative assessment statements and rubrics to support assessment and teacher understanding of attainment, progress and mastery and it also has assessment activity references to the student learner books, linking planning, curriculum coverage and assessment seamlessly. Tracking data is generated from assessment in the markbooks and can be viewed alongside imported test data; with a range of outputs which allow you to transform your assessments into a range of outputs quickly and simply.
How can I use the Cambridge Progress Tracker?
Assessment statements are accessed and assessed via the online markbook or the Classroom Monitor app.
The subject structure is shown in the table on the right. Cambridge Primary English and Cambridge Global English are split into child subjects so you can get individual scoring for each element as well as an overall score. Cambridge Primary Maths and Cambridge Primary Science give an overall score.
Each subject has objectives from Stage 1 (Year 1 expectations) to Stage 6 (Year 6 expectations).
Assessment statements are organised into "strands", which progress through the ability levels, so that teachers can focus their markbooks to make it quicker to view and record assessment. Teachers can view and assess objectives for single or multiple year groups at a time.
Assessment judgements for each pupil in each statement are recorded using a traffic light scale. Judgements are recorded as Not Met, Working Towards, Working At or Working Beyond.
To assist teachers in making their judgements, formative assessment rubrics are available when you hover your cursor over a statement. You will also see links to Cambridge Primary resources which can be used for teaching and/or assessing each statement.
You can use the markbook to record pupil attainment during the course of the year. This can inform planning and subject development as well as being used as the basis for reporting to parents.
Attainment and Progress data
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. Individual pupil scores are generated based on the assessment judgements recorded in the markbook, taking into account the different weightings assigned to each colour. The terminology and weightings are shown in the image below.
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. Percentage thresholds are then used to allocate an appropriate score for each pupil. Scores of Beg, Beg+, Dev, Dev+, Sec and Sec+ exist for each year group.
If there were 21 statements in a Stage 3 subject and a pupil had:
- 4 green ‘WA' judgements each weighted 0.9
- 13 yellow ‘PT’ judgements weighted 0.5
- 1 red ‘NM judgements weighted 0
- 3 statements 'unassessed' weighted 0.
And no judgements above Stage 3.
(4 x 0.9) + (13 x 0.5) + (1 x 0) + (3 x 0) / 21 = 48% of Stage 3 which would be translated to a score of 3 Dev
In addition, schools can import external test data to be used alongside the data that is generated from these markbooks.
If you are already a customer of Cambridge University Press, utilising the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, please log a support ticket to request the activation of this assessment framework. There is no additional charge, but your school's details will be passed to Cambridge University Press.
If you are interested in starting to use the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, please visit the Cambridge Primary website to learn more