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Year 1 reports decoding. What do the number letter combos mean?

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Madmarchpear Fri 15-Feb-19 11:09:15

I appreciate each school does things differently but I was wondering if the numbering system 1A-1H means anything to anybody?

typoqueen Fri 15-Feb-19 13:35:06

this is what my DD primary school used to grade, but in your case it cod be different and the number one could just mean year 1.


A = Very Good
B = Good
C = Satisfactory
D = Weak
E = Very Weak


1 = Very Good
2 = Good
3 = Satisfactory
4 = Poor
5 = Very Poor

Myothercarisalsoshit Fri 15-Feb-19 23:10:41

They’re the trading content domains. Nothing to do with effort or attainment at all.
From memory:
1a - vocabulary / definition
1b - retrieval
1c - sequence
1d - inference
1e - predict
Decoding and enjoyment are in there too. HTH

Myothercarisalsoshit Fri 15-Feb-19 23:11:34

reading content domains

user789653241 Sat 16-Feb-19 07:53:22

Since the new curriculum, school can make up their own assessment, I believe. It's different every year at my ds's school, but comes with detailed explanations what it means. Best place to ask is your school/teacher.

It used to be 1a/b/c, 2a/b/c etc in the old curriculum, but it's long gone, so nothing is shared nationally.

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 15:30:36

Reading is split up into different skills.
1a is the skill of being able to define words
1b is the skill of being able to retrieve - answer straightforward questions about what has been read
1c is being able to retell stories in the correct sequence
1d is being able to infer
1e is being able to predict
(f,g,h are not KS1 skills which is why this part is blank on your child's report)
These are national and related to the Curriculum 2014.

Madmarchpear Sat 16-Feb-19 16:01:45

Brill. Thanks for your helpsmile

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 16:41:16

Definitely not a national format

speakfriendandenter Sat 16-Feb-19 16:44:46

It's what Myother Said

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 17:02:01

No myother said they were national
Just a couple of examples of other grids used ...

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 18:47:27

Sorry norestformsz I don't think that's correct.
The reading domains are what is tested in the KS1 / KS2 reading tests. Therefore surely they are national?

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 18:48:41

Of course schools may use whichever grid they like.

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 18:52:36

Myother they're only tested at the end of Y2 and they don't use those grids

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 18:54:51
They are tested on the content domains.

BertrandRussell Sat 16-Feb-19 18:56:38

I would imagine they mean your dc is doing very well indeed. This is based on the fact that I have never heard anyone either on here or in real life ask for an interpretation of a school report which didn’t!

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 18:56:38

Only at the end of Y2 and the OP's child is in Y1

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 19:00:56

The school are clearly tracking the children's progress against the content domains in KS1.

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 19:01:37

Then they're assessing incorrectly

Myothercarisalsoshit Sat 16-Feb-19 19:09:09

Okiedokie then.

Norestformrz Sat 16-Feb-19 19:16:26

Madmarchpear I'm afraid only your school can tell you about the system they use as there is no national system for Y1,3,4 or 5 only for the end of each Key Stage.

spinabifidamom Sat 16-Feb-19 19:25:44

Ask the school. We are a homeschooling family so I'm sorry I can’t be of much help here.
I recommend contacting the school by email. Most teachers are always happy to answer questions and discuss any part of the report that is confusing to parents.

Madmarchpear Sat 16-Feb-19 20:15:22

Thank you all. The above explanation about key areas makes sense. Dd is middle of the pack so was not a stealth boast or claim she is genius. A / means part way and not yet achieved.

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