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Just had DD's end of Y1 report can anyone decipher it for me?

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thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 15-Jul-11 16:51:06

She's got overall 1A for Numeracy, and 1A for Literacy (and for each subheading: reading, writing etc). The only thing is, I've no idea what that means as the covering key doesn't seem to explain it - either that or I'm being dim (quite possible).

Is this round about where she should be? Of course, it's been given out on a Friday and there's no chance to ask about until Monday (and there's no parent's evening) and I might actually burst unless someone can translate for me.

Thanks in advance.

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 16:56:32

very funny, I have just posted a similar thread about cryptic report!

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 16:58:17

A 1A is above the national average for a year one child. A 1B is average and a 1C below average. So your child is doing just fine!

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 16:59:38

Karma22 what does it make of 2C then? Is it rubbish?

bumpybecky Fri 15-Jul-11 17:04:37

2c is above 1a. It goes from bottom to top...

1c-1b-1a-2c-2b-2a-3c-3b-3a- and so on

on average the expected progress is two sub levels per year at school, so if you're at level 1a now, expect to be a level 2b by the end of next year

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:07:03

Expected progress for year 2 child is actually a whole level. 2C to 3C. It's the only year where this is the case.

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 17:09:32

Thank you Becky. That is a very odd (difficult to understand system). I thought 1 was good, 2 average, 3 bad or something. For a 5 year old in Year 1, do you think 2C is ok or should I be worried? Also how do I find what sub level she was at the start of the year?

PS I am not english born which is probably why the reports are so obscure to me, I never went to school in England

Lilyloo Fri 15-Jul-11 17:09:45

marking my place on here as we get our reports Mon

bumpybecky Fri 15-Jul-11 17:11:55

2c in year 1 is good smile definitely above average smile

our school doesn't give levels on reports in year 1, so I'm not sure exactly how good though!

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:12:06

2C is very good. smile

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:14:07

You can't find sub levels from September because there are none. They have foundation stage levels that aren't on the same scale. The teacher would have assessed throughout the year and used foundation stage levels to measure progress.

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:15:03

Your child was probably an 8 or 9 in foundation stage. If 6 or 7 then excellent progress. smile

karma22 Don't you mean 1C to 2C?

According to the blurb at the bottom of DDs report (she's just finishing up Yr2) " Level 2 is the nationally expected level of achievement for children at the end of Key stage 1. A level of 3 or above represents achievement above the nationally expected standard for most seven-year-olds."

Oh ignore that I'm getting the letters around the wrong way again IT'S ALL TOO CONFUSING <gives up>

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 17:20:16

Thank you again all for reassurance and sorry for highjack "thereisalightanitnevergoesout" I was just really stressed when reading the report that DD was doing badly....obviously not. Silly me!

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 17:22:03

This said whoever invented this grading system which as nothing to do with logic should get an award. They obvioulsy have a very unique and complicated mind!

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:22:37

lifeistooshort asked about a child who is 2C in year one. Thus one levels progress is a 3C at the end of year The national average for a year 2 child is a 2B. 2C is slightly below average 2A slightly above. 3C above average.

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:23:38

That's why it takes 3/4 years to be a teacher! Most of that is understanding levels!grin

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 15-Jul-11 17:24:07

lifeistooshort I am British and went to English schools and still have no idea what this means grin.

Is very confusing. Thank you karma for the translation.

magicmummy1 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:25:18

According to our school, the national average for the end of year 1 is 1a/2c. I have no worries about dd's levels as I know she's doing very well, but I'm curious about the "averages" because people on here often say that 1b is typical for year 1, and that doesn't tie in with what we have been told by the school.

Or is it that 1b is the expected level for all children, and the average is therefore higher? Just curious...

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:28:03

1B is the national average for a year 1 child. Some counties are higher achieving so go on county average. 1A/2C is above average for a year 1 child.

BeansGloriousBeans Fri 15-Jul-11 17:31:02

Although if a child reaches a level 3 at the end of year 2 you won't be given a sub level when you get the results, it will just say Level 3.

Oh and although the system of level one for year 1, level 2 for year 2 works it all changes in Key Stage 2 as they will go up
in sub levels so by the end of year 6 the national average is 4B

Confused yet?! grin

magicmummy1 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:36:08

Karma, I'm interested in this, because our school specifically stated that the national average was 1a/2c - the national bit was even underlined! Nothing about county averages, though I have a feeling that our county wouldn't do too well on those anyway.

I was surprised as this didn't match what I'd seen on here. It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious as to why a school would want to inflate these numbers?

karma22 Fri 15-Jul-11 17:43:07

I teach year 1 after doing 4 years in year 2. The national average is definitely a 1B. My county states that their average is 1B/1A 1C below 2C above. hmm

lifeistooshort Fri 15-Jul-11 17:43:51

oh god, I should have stopped reading at the bit where I understood DD was doing ok. I can't believe the change the whole system in KS2!!!

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