My daughter has brought home her school report - full of praise, which is nice as she worked very hard this year.
She had KS1 sats and has been given 3c in eveything. I don`t understand these results - I always assumed c are worse than a & b, but it just does not add up with the actual report. Have the teachers made a mistake ?
No- it just means a low level 3 as opposed to an established 3 (3b) or very secure 3 (3a). National standard is to reach 2b, so she's above average (don't know if that's good for her ability or not, only you and her teacher k ow that)
At our school, we would only publish level 3 at Yr 2, not the sub level c,b,a. If she has got 3c then she has done really really well. As already said she is 2 sub levels above the national standard for her age.
At KS1 you either get a 1, 2c, 2b, 2a, or a 3 - so I don't know what your school mean by giving a 3c. There is no such thing at KS1.
I'm the data analyst at a school, my job depends on getting this sort of thing right, and if she has 3's in everything she is obviously bright, but the mark-schemes at KS1 don't differentiate between sub-levels at Level 3.
But the teacher assessments do, diabolo - and the Y2 assessment is a teacher assessment. The tests are only a small part.
The only thing that a school has to report at level 3 is just that, a level 3. But within school, for tracking purposes and from the many pieces of evidence the teacher uses, the teacher will most certainly subdivide the level.
I am very surprised that your data analysis within school only uses a broad level judgement - the majority of schools will report a broad level as required, but grade it much more finely for data analysis purposes.