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Question (for teachers?) on Scotland's P1 PIPS test?

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Waswondering Thu 11-Sep-08 19:55:50

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mrz Thu 11-Sep-08 20:05:28

PIPS is a programme devised by Durham University. Personally I question it's accuracy as in any multiple choice activity there is guessing correctly.

mrz Thu 11-Sep-08 20:06:16

OFSTED love it in England because it produces nice graphs and charts

SqueakyPop Thu 11-Sep-08 20:08:20

We use Pips at our school too (not Scotland) and it is really an internal tool for the school to check the child's progress.

I don't think diagnostic tests are particularly useful as a snapshot in Y1 as children develop at different rates. Being average, above or below, at this point in time does not really indicate where the child will be in years to come. The key thing is that they do move onwards and upwards at their own rate.

Waswondering Thu 11-Sep-08 20:43:20

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mrz Thu 11-Sep-08 20:57:35

Waswondering if you check out the link it explains everything *PIPS*

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