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Year 7 Baseline tests for entry into KS3


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#1 Roy Huggins

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:30 PM

Hi Guys,

I don't suppose anyone has any baseline tests for Year 7 that they can share?

Our Geography Department (Techical Colouring In) have pulled a fast one and have bought in some baseline test. They look really good and woudld enable a teacher / HOD to monitor progress by looking at snap shot of students ability on entry to KS3 in history rather than have to compare against boosted KS2 data.

Can anyone help or recommend any?

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#2 Rachel H

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:30 PM

This is the Baseline Assessment we're using for the first time this year. It was devised by our LA consultant. The idea is that for the source questions you use a random page from a textbook with a number of sources on it, e.g a page about medieval medicine. Hope this helps!

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#3 Dafydd Humphreys

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:22 PM

This is perfect Rachel - just what I was pulling my hair out tryihng to find this afternoon!

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:34 PM

Hi

Hopefully this may be of some interest to you as well. We set the tests before October half term and then set on these results.

Hope it helps

Carl

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#5 Roy Huggins

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:45 PM

Hi Rachel,

Many thanks, I shall roll an adapted version of this across teh department next week with our Year 7.

You are a star Rachel :u star:

I would recommend that everyone should use a similar test like this so that you can demonstrate what the historical understanding of Year 7 students were on entry to help set in context any other data your school might use based upon previous Sats at KS2 in English, Maths and Science. You can also refer back to it to demonstrate progress .......

My wife is a primary school teacher and you would be amazed at the amount of effort they go to to boost theur KS2 SAT scores in March. Once the SATs are out of the waythey are allowed to do fun and games or very basic 'transition work' which means its not unusual for them to go backwards from March to September ... Ofsted are aware of the problem so why not have your own data to contrast to help demonstrate the hard work that your department has to do in order to help kids catch up and progress. The alternative after a year is that they turn around and say that its your fault that they have gone backwards ... so make the data work for you .... QED Lies, dam lies and residuals!

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Edited by rhuggins, 06 September 2007 - 07:08 PM.

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#6 Rachel H

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:04 AM

Glad to be of help :teacher:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

Excellent! Ours, implemented this year, is a little more vague than this. Do you mind if I add it to the historyshareforum? :)

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#8 Rachel H

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:38 AM

Go ahead! Just used it for the first time and it seemed to go well...fairly straightforward to mark too. :D
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:34 AM

Hi

Hopefully this may be of some interest to you as well. We set the tests before October half term and then set on these results.

Hope it helps

Carl


This seems really good. Thanks. Have you got a pre prepared mark scheme that you use as well please?
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:23 AM

Here's one I knocked up and used for all years in KS3.

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#11 Roy Huggins

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:35 PM

Here's one I knocked up and used for all years in KS3.


Hi Dafydd,

Some excellent resources here, I don't suppose you have a mark scheme?

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

:huh:
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#13 Kay Devonshire

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:24 PM

:huh:


Surely you could use or adapt the mark scheme that Rachel included with her original assessment last year?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:07 PM

:huh:
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#15 Roy Huggins

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:38 PM

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Hi Guys,

Good idea!

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