Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 Day

Venue address:
Heath House Training and Conference Centre, Cheadle Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7BY

Course Date

01 January 2020

Course Time

09:30 to 15:30

Interpreting Data and tracking progress in the Primary School

A guide to using in-school summative assessment

Calculating attainment, evaluating standards and demonstrating progress in the primary school

*The cost of this course includes a CD toolkit containing the workbook and the word version of any templates shown for you to take away and use in school.*

The course helps participants use assessment efficiently and effectively to evaluate the performance of individuals and groups, and to track their progress over time. Tutorial sessions are followed by practical work, with guidance and mentoring provided by the consultant. The procedures shown are simple and easy to use. By the end of the course, trainees will be able to make judgements using progress data and be familiar with progress tracking methodology.

Participants are helped to:

  • be familiar with progress tracking methodology
  • use assessment to evaluate the progress of individuals, groups, classes, cohorts, key stages and the school overall
  • measure progress and to evaluate overall effectiveness
  • make judgements using progress data
  • set targets for pupils and for members of staff
  • identify strengths and weaknesses in provision
  • identify priorities for improvement

Who can attend this course?

This CPD training course is designed for headteachers, senior and subject managers and other members of staff working in primary schools.

Course timetable and session outline

Session 1


  • The 2014 National Curriculum and the September 2015 inspection arrangements for assessment
  • The principles for assessment
  • Achievement and progress
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Assessment terminology
  • New curriculum assessment milestones
  • Embedded learning
  • Best fit
  • Basic assessment skills
  • The link with teaching and learning
  • Using the new National Curriculum attainment targets
  • Good progress and expected progress
  • Annual progress and expected progress

Session 2

National expectations

  • Day-to-day formative assessment Pupils’ work
  • The new curriculum and summative assessment
  • Evaluating the progress of a group without levels Tracking progress using thresholds
  • Looking for relevant data
  • Timing
  • Harmony and relevance
  • Mapping progress
  • Making judgements about progress
  • Adding analysis fields
  • Making judgements
  • Annual progress using thresholds

Session 3

Expected progress mapping

  • Profiling progression
  • Expected progress mapping
  • Plotting progress using new milestones Tracking progress using points
  • Expected progress using points
  • Individual progress
  • Average points and group progress
  • Average progress and the learning journey displayed

Session 4

Value-added calculations

  • Calculating annual value-added using sub-levels and point scores
  • Profiling progress, evaluating the impact of teaching

As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date we reserve the right to update alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

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