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Interpreting Data and Tracking Progress in EYFS: A guide to using in-school summative assessment

Calculating attainment, evaluating standards and demonstrating progress in the EYFS

This course is designed to help participants to develop an understanding of the principles of evaluating achievement and tracking progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Participants are helped to understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years; make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement; and collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement. Participants learn to apply the methodology of progress tracking and by the end of the course will know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. They will look at how to measure and evaluate individual and group progress. The course explores issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery.

Course Overview

This course is designed to help participants to develop an understanding of the principles of evaluating achievement and tracking progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Participants are helped to understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years; make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement; and collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement. Participants learn to apply the methodology of progress tracking and by the end of the course will know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. They will look at how to measure and evaluate individual and group progress. The course explores issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery.

Course Objectives

Participants are helped to:

  • understand the principles of evaluating outcomes in the Nursery and Reception years;
  • make judgements about attainment, progress, and achievement;
  • collate and analyse data to identify strengths and weaknesses and aspects for improvement;
  • apply the methodology of progress tracking;
  • know how to use the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile;
  • explore issues linked to assessment, attainment, and progress in the Nursery;
  • measure and evaluate individual and group progress.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

What does outstanding achievement look like?
  • What are inspectors looking for?
  • Typical progress
  • Relevant terminology
  • Evaluation
  • Formative and summative assessment
  • Criterion referencing and a best-fit assessment
  • The expected standard
Ages and starting points
  • Chronological age and development age
  • Attainment, averages and normal distribution
  • Making judgements

Session 2

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
  • Key points from the relevant documentation
  • National data for the end of the Reception Year

Session 3

Using descriptors
  • Comparing criteria
  • Development bands and the concept of best-fit
Demonstrating progress
  • Starting points
Group standards
  • Using development bands

Session 4

Tracking progress
  • Basic progress tracking methodology
  • Mapping progress
  • Making judgements
  • Tracking progress in the Nursery using summative assessment
  • Tracking progress termly
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.

Tutor information and feedback

Tutor:

Bruce McAlpine has managed the Company for 18 years. He writes and develops training materials and tutors many of the courses. He is an experienced lead inspector and was an additional inspector. Before becoming an inspector, he taught in infant, primary and middle schools and was a headteacher for seventeen years. His specialist areas include English, mathematics, art, the Foundation Stage, educational management, special educational needs, and English as an additional language. He has an excellent track record as a consultant and trainer. We reserve the right to replace the advertised tutor with another appropriately experienced tutor.
“Excellent course- very detailed information re managing progress in EYFS...Thank you”.
“Really enjoyed the course, very informative. Lots to take away and implement”.
“A great day- really worthwhile- balanced discussion/ tasks and the trainers expertise”.
“Lots of figures and facts delivered well. Head filled with lots of information”.
“Very professional. Many thanks”.
“This course has given me lots of ideas to develop within school”.
“A very useful day- thank you!”.
“Very thought provoking and identifies good ways of communicating data.”
“Good. Interesting. Informative”
“V thorough and detailed- a dummy’s guide!”
fabulous training and facilities and course materials as always
very good tutor excellent knowledge
Very informative regarding percentages/thresholds etc. Lots of very useful assessment data info
Practically analysing data
knowledge of the trainer. Application of skills taught during practical tasks.
Good element of practical data crunching plus reflection time.
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