Grades!

(5 Posts)
confusedmum2014 Tue 08-Jul-14 07:57:42

Hi. Thanks for letting me post.
DD is in year 4. She has been getting 4A maths and 5c for reading and comprehension. 4B's for rest of subjects.
Her report came out with 4c's. I asked teacher an he said she was 5c and 4A in some aspects and that following her assessments and his predictions and comparing her to other peers this is her accurate results.
I don't get it!
How can she be a 5c one minute and 4c the next. It means she has JUST met 2 sub level increments in the school year.
thanks for reading.

Ionacat Tue 08-Jul-14 08:50:15

I suspect in the topics that the teacher has covered she is achieving those levels, the 4a etc. but because she hasn't covered all of the material she can't be awarded an overall 4a.

TeenAndTween Tue 08-Jul-14 09:22:21

I agree with Iona

Take for example writing:
They may need to write to persuade, describe and explain to get to 4a.
Maybe they have not yet covered persuasive writing so although reaching 4a in describing and explaining, she hasn't yet shown this for persuasion so can't be awarded a 4a.

More clearly in maths.
Maybe they haven't yet covered all the 4a topics, e.g. finding the percentage of any number, so can't yet be awarded a 4a although reaching that level in other topics such as shape, data etc.

(NB my examples are made up, I don't know what is in each level).

redskyatnight Tue 08-Jul-14 09:55:21

Also bear in mind that the level in a 1 off assessment may not be a genuine indication of how they are managing on a day to day basis.

2 sublevels in 1 year is good!! "Expected" is 1.5 sublevels (i.e. 1 level over 2 years)

confusedmum2014 Tue 08-Jul-14 17:32:06

Ahhh, Thanks guys. What a minefield.
I dont understand why the teachers say 4B etc at parents evening!
I guess I need to forget levels and just read the wonderful comments section.

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