This is a quick tutorial showing you how to create a Baseline Assessment. You will be able to compare your other snapshots to this in the analysis section.
You can find a child's baseline in the quick links list in the drop down list from their names in the 'Children' tab or on their 'Overview' page, but you can also access them from the snapshots section.
So, this is how you go about making one.
First of all, click on the (1) 'Snapshots' tab, then in the 'Baseline Assessment' section, click on the (2) 'Individual View' button.
Once this has been selected you will see this screen below, from there you will need to choose the child you want to set the baseline from the child drop down menu.
Once you’ve selected a child the assessment sheet will automatically appear.
Near the top of the sheet you’ll be able to set the start of your assessment period (1) and the end of it (2) by clicking on the appropriate box and choosing the date you want from the calendar that appears. The default settings for the start date will be that of the child's first observation with an assessment, or if one hasn't been made yet, the current date. The default end date will be three weeks after that. You can of course change these to suit yourself though.
From here it is much the same as snapshots. You will see the 17 types of assessments (3) and will be able to set the levels of development for the child in question.
Depending on whether or not you've told Tapestry you want to see “Refinement” you will have the option to select emerging, developing, or secure.
Any observations you've already made and published for the child will come up already filled in.
Click show details to see the observation. This can be overridden if you believe that that observation is not a true representation of the child’s ability.
When the assessment is completed to a level that you’re happy with, save it by scrolling to the bottom of the screen clicking 'Save Manually Overridden Assessments'.
You can prevent anyone from accidentally editing the baseline by clicking “Lock baseline” at the top of the screen. This can be unlocked at any time if you do want to make a manual change though.
When this is done you will see a few changes. If you have added your assessments straight into the baseline (rather than letting Tapestry fill them in from your observations) they will come up with a little pencil (highlighted for this tutorial in the red box).
You will also see that each assessment line will have been coloured in. These colours correspond with the child’s stage of development relative to their age group.
You will find the options to export it as either as PDF or CSV at the top of the baseline.