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Tell me about YELLIS tests

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sadie3 Mon 24-Sep-12 14:21:20

Thank you.

prh47bridge Mon 24-Sep-12 18:13:28

Yellis = YEar 11 Information System. It comes from the University of Durham and can be used in Y10 and Y11 for:

- tracking progress of individual students
- identifying students needing additional support
- providing target GCSE grades for each student

If the attitudinal tests are used the school can compare attitudes to school, homework, etc. for their students with students in the same cohort attending other schools.

You can find out all about it here.

Knowsabitabouteducation Mon 24-Sep-12 18:30:26

Although they are mainly taken in Year 10

Tinuviel Tue 25-Sep-12 15:41:14

They are now considered irrelevant as all pupils have to make 3 levels of progress in all subjects over KS3 and KS4, based on their KS2 SATs scores. Not that 3 levels is a good idea but Gove seems to think it is. Clearly he isn't very good at maths!

prh47bridge Tue 25-Sep-12 17:11:19

The idea that pupils should make 3 levels of progress in English, Maths and Science from KS2 to KS4 is not something Gove introduced. It was already the expectation under the last government.

You may think this target renders Yellis tests irrelevant. If University of Durham is to be believed, at least 1000 schools disagree with you.

catwoo Tue 25-Sep-12 17:32:30

At DCs school they do 1 test each in numeracy, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.So more akin to CATS than SATS tests ie more measuring potential than attanment.they are used to inform grade predictions.

Knowsabitabouteducation Tue 25-Sep-12 17:54:59

The Cemcentre suite of tests - PIPS, MidYIS, YeLLIS, ALIS, etc - are favoured by independent schools who largely see SATS as irrelevent.

Besides, SATS measure attainment, whereas the Cemcentre tests measure potential. The are not substitutes for one another.

sadie3 Fri 28-Sep-12 14:22:09

Thank you. Does anyone know what the score means?

Knowsabitabouteducation Fri 28-Sep-12 17:41:32

The overall score is 100 = average.

It is much more useful to look at the individual pupil record (IPR), where you can see how a pupil scored on the four subsets of data. If these are out-of-kilter with one another, then this should influence teaching strategies.

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