Information: Cancellation of 2019/20 and 2020/21 national curriculum assessments.
The Secretary of State for Education announced on 18 March 2020 that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Department for Education announced on 7 January 2021 that the 2020/21 national curriculum assessment will not take place again this year.
Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 academic years.
Pupil Asset always aims to stay up to date with national assessment requirements and so in order to support schools with recording their end of Key Stage assessments, we have the following features:
- Teachers from Years 2 and 6 can input their Teacher Assessment Judgements alongside their internal tracking results.
- Teachers from Year 2 can import/input their pupils' scaled scores (conversion charts available TBC) as well as the component raw test scores which will support their Teacher Assessment Judgements.
- Teachers from Year 6 can import/input their scaled scores, as well as the component raw test scores, once they have been published.
A scaled score can be entered directly via Results > Results, simply Edit Results as usual and then type in the appropriate scaled score.
Alternatively, the raw test scores can be entered which will enable both these and the scaled scores to be kept for future reference. This can also be done via Results > Results by amending the Display Options:
By turning Components ON in the Display Options, teachers will be presented with additional spaces (components) to record pupils' individual test scores. Pupil Asset will then use the DfE's KS1 Conversion Chart (once available) to automatically calculate the scaled score for you.
On Tuesday 9th July 2019, schools will be able to download a CTF (Common Transfer File) containing Year 6 test results and scaled scores from NCA Tools.
These instructions show how to export from NCA Tools, click here.
Once the CTF has been downloaded and saved to your files on your computer, it can be imported into Pupil Asset.
Navigate to Admin > Import and select Choose file Select the appropriate file and press Upload.
Pupil Asset will match results to learners by their UPNs. Press Next at the bottom of this page and all results will be imported into the correct columns on the Year 6 Results > Results pages.
To view individuals' test scores, turn Components on in the Display Options.
Q: Why are the optional SPaG test results linked to NC Writing-Composition and not NC Writing-VPGS?
A. NC Writing-VPGS was set up after some schools wished to be able to assess their vocabulary, punctuation, grammar and spelling separately to the rest of the writing curriculum. However, the vast majority of schools do not use this subject and only assess against NC Writing-Composition (which incorporates all the relevant writing elements). This means that the VPGS column does not show up for all schools. Therefore, to ensure that all schools can enter the results without having to change their settings, the SPaG results are imported to NC Writing-Composition. Schools that wish to copy or move the test results to VPGS can do so using the Result Shifter which can be found via Admin > Advanced > Results > Result Shifter.
Results can be entered via Results > Results for Pupil Asset subjects NC Maths, NC Reading, NC Writing Composition and NC Science. Alternatively, input the results via the DNA ticks page - don't forget to Save Results.
NB: If you cannot see the relevant columns, use the Display Options to select a fixed range and choose Teacher Assessment instead of latest results.
Pupils working at P Levels
We have created two new subjects for recording the P scale results KS1 Teacher Assessments P Scales and KS2 Teacher Assessment P Scales. Use the Subject Filter in (Year 2 or Year 6 ) to find them:
For further clarification on which students should be assessed using the P Scales for 2018/19, see the following DfE Collection: Key stage 1 and 2 assessments data collection.