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  1. Hi bry1973, Once the baseline is locked this should not change unless someone goes in, unlocks it and either manually changes something or when unlocking it, selects the option 'Use Tapestry's latest estimates'. Have you noticed your baseline assessments changing? If so, could you send in a support ticket by emailing customer.service@eyfs.info. Regarding the GLD screen I will bring this up as a discussion point with the rest of the team. Best wishes, Emily
  2. Hi Sarah, I'm afraid it's not possible to set the baseline dates for groups of children either, this is something you will need to do individually. This is on our list of things to add to Tapestry though and we will keep you updated about any changes to this as well! Best wishes, Emily
  3. Term Dates

    Hi, Yes you can change your term dates on Tapestry! To do this you just need to go to the control panel -> settings -> summative assessments and in the 'Assessment Periods' section you just need to click on the 'Change assessment periods' button. Best wishes, Emily
  4. Hi hunnybunch, Each Tapestry account has its own database for security reasons. This means that settings cannot share a child’s profile as it cannot exist simultaneously in two Tapestry accounts, with changes being made by one setting appearing in the profile owned by the second setting. However, there are a couple of options of how you can proceed. Option 1: Staff at setting 1 could be added to the profile on setting 2 as relatives. Both settings would then be able to comment on the same journal and would be able to see what they have each added (provided all posts are published). The drawback here is that assessments on observations can only be seen by relatives if the setting has set their account up so that all parents can view all of a particular framework’s assessments. It is not possible to select which relatives can see assessment details and which cannot. They would also not be able to access the snapshots/analysis sections regardless of the permissions you have set. In addition to this, relatives cannot add assessments to observations so only the second setting could only make observation with media and notes. Option 2: Staff at one setting could be added to the other package as staff members. In this case, both would have full access to that child's data. To do this without creating any safeguarding issues you would need consider whether the package the other setting is added to only allows staff to see their key children. If so, then they just need to add the member of staff for the other setting and attach the child as a key child. If the package the other is added to allows staff to see all children though, or children other than their key children, they can proceed as follows: All children that a staff member in the first setting might want to observe are set as key children, this could possibly be all children. They then set all staff to be able to see only their key children. Then they can set up manual groups for key children, called 'X's' key children, then they will be able to use the groups filter to look at different things for analysis purposes. The member of staff for the second setting can then be added as a staff member and assigned the shared child as a key child. One of the main drawbacks to option 2 is that the analysis data will be limited for the setting set up as a staff member on the other package. This means they will still need to compare attainment/progress data manually with the cohort in their own setting. Furthermore, if the child is in group photos the second setting key person will see the other children in the photos. You would need to think about whether this is a problem and if you can get permission for this or a way to work around it. Option 3: Have your own profiles for the child then export the learning journal and/or snapshots at the end of a set period and share this with the other setting and vice versa. The main drawback of this is that the observations for the child won’t all be in one place so the relatives will need separate logins for each setting and you won’t be able to see what the child has been doing at their other setting on a day to day basis. I hope this helps! Best wishes, Emily
  5. Hi zigzag, Sure! We'll let you know once we have been able to do this. Best wishes, Emily
  6. Hi Weavers, We just wanted to write this post to make you aware of a change to the baseline assessments that went live on Tapestry last week. To explain, previously on Tapestry if you ‘locked’ a child’s baseline it prevented any manual overrides being made unless the baseline was then unlocked, but any assessments that were added in observations after it was locked, did still contribute towards the score. We felt that this should be changed so that ‘locking’ a baseline meant that the values do not change if you add any further observations within the baseline period. So, last week this change went live which means that now when you lock a baseline, or any other snapshot on Tapestry, the scores you see will be saved even if you add more assessments in observations that would contribute towards the scores. As this was a change in what locking the baseline meant, any baselines that were previously locked will now show as unlocked. All the values you see will still be the same though. If you are happy that the scores you see represent where the child is within their baseline period you can now lock the baselines again. We are sorry if this causes you any inconvenience. If you have any questions about this please leave them below or alternatively you can email us at customer.service@eyfs.info.
  7. Hi all, Thank you for your feedback! I will bring this up with the rest of the team to discuss to see if this is something we could look into adding to Tapestry. Best wishes, Emily
  8. Hi Rachehsmith, Welcome to the forum! I'm really glad to hear you like all the different features available on Tapestry. I'm afraid at the moment all of the observation/assessment tracking screens show you the number of observations or assessments for staff's key children so it doesn't sound like this will be suitable for you. You can see how many observations staff have made in total by clicking on their names on the manage staff page on the control panel. On their overview page it will show you their most recent observations and underneath how many observations in total they have made. Adding a screen to show you the number of observations/assessments made by staff not just for their key children is something that is on our list of things to add to Tapestry though, we will keep you updated with any progress on this. Best wishes, Emily
  9. Hi Gurnard, Could you send in a support ticket to customer.service@eyfs.info with the email address you are using to sign in with so we can try and investigate this please? Best wishes, Emily
  10. Hi TinaHenderson1, I just wanted to let you know that KS1/KS2 tracking screens are now live on Tapestry! I've linked below the different tutorials which explain each screen. We hope you find these screens helpful! KS1/KS2 Analysis – Attainment screen KS1/KS2 Analysis - Achievement Screen KS1/KS2 Analysis - Absence screen KS1/KS2 Analysis - Coverage screen Best wishes, Emily
  11. send assessments

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the SEND summative assessment screen and individual/group view statements screens are now live on Tapestry! I've linked the tutorials below which talk you through these new screens. SEND: Summative assessment screen SEND: Statements screen We hope you find these helpful! Best wishes, Emily
  12. The GLD (good level of development) screen on Tapestry will allow you to see whether individually, children are working at, above or below the GLD target you have set and will also allow you to see the percentage of a group that are at or above the GLD target. You can find the GLD screens by going to the tracking section at the top of the page, making sure you are on the ‘EYFS’ tab, you will then need to either select the ‘Individual view’ or ‘Group view’ option in the ‘GLD’ box which appears in the ‘Snapshots’ column. We’re going to start by looking at the individual view screen. The first thing you will see is the filters from which you will need to select the year/period you want to view the information for (1), then a child (2) and you’ll then need to select your school’s GLD target from the age band and refinement drop-down menus (3). If you want to only view this information for one or a few specific areas, perhaps the 5 key areas of learning, you can use the ‘area’ drop-down (4) and then select one from the list. You can add another one by using the drop-down again and adding another area. The chart will then show you, for each aspect, whether the child is above, at or below the age band and refinement you set as the target. We’ll now take a look at the GLD group view screen. You can access this screen if you are already on the individual view by clicking on the ‘group’ tab at the top of the page or you can access it from the tracking drop-down like we did with the individual view, but this time selecting the group option. This screen works in exactly the same way as the previous one, where you have the options to view different years and periods (1) and you will need to set the age band and refinement that is the GLD for your setting, as the target (2). You can also select which group of children you want to view this for (3). Once you have set these different options you will then see a chart which will have a tick for the child if they are working at or above the target (1) and a cross if they are working below (2). A dash indicates there is no data for that child in that aspect for the term you are looking at. As well as this you will be able to see the percentage of the group of children that are at or above the target for each aspect (3). So, those are the GLD tracking screens on Tapestry. We hope you find these useful! Back to Main Tutorials Page
  13. Hi all, We just wanted to let you know about an upcoming change to the navigation of the browser version of Tapestry. As we add more features and functions to Tapestry, we want to ensure that it doesn’t become too crowded and that you are still able to easily navigate your way around Tapestry. So, with this in mind, we have created a new tab at the top of the page called ‘Tracking’, to replace the ‘Snapshot’ and ‘Analysis’ tabs. All the same screens will be available to you, as well as the new KS1, KS2 and SEND tracking screens (if you have these frameworks enabled) that will also be going live with this new tracking tab. Once these new tracking screens are live you will be able to find tutorials for them on our main tutorials page. Below you can see a before and after of what your menu at the top of the page will look like. If you do not have the care diary enabled, then it will not appear. Once you click on the ‘Tracking’ button (1) you will see you get a menu with a different section for each framework you have enabled on your account that has tracking screens available (2). The ‘Overview’ option will take you to the screen you would have been used to seeing when you went to the ‘Analysis’ section, which shows you some stats regarding your Tapestry account e.g. the percentage of children that are male or female. Once you click on a framework you will see they are still broken down into ‘Snapshots’ and ‘Analysis’ sections if both snapshot and analysis screens are available for that framework. Any screens in the EYFS section of Analysis that you had added to your favourites will be saved and you will be able to see them in the ‘Analysis Favourites’ section (1). The ‘Analysis overview’ button (2) in the ‘Dashboard’ section will take you to the main EYFS Analysis page you will be used to seeing. So, that’s the new Tracking section on Tapestry! We hope you like this new and improved navigation that will allow you to find the different screens for tracking children’s attainment and progress more easily and might allow you to discover some screens you haven’t seen before! If you have any questions about this change please leave them below or you can email us at customer.service@eyfs.info.
  14. Hi, When you manually override an assessment on the summative assessments, this is the judgement that will then be used for that period. No assessments you make will contribute towards this score, Tapestry just uses your judgement. What we suggest doing is make the assessments within the observations, as you have been doing, then at the end of the assessment period you can check the summative assessments. If you then don't agree with Tapestry's estimations you can manually override the assessments to match your judgement. If you want to clear the manually overridden assessments that you have made already you just need to go to the individual view in the summative assessments and change the drop-downs to 'not assessed' and 'no refinement'. Once you press save this will then clear them and it will change to Tapestry's calculation. I hope this clarifies things for you. :1b
  15. Hi TinaHenderson1, The tracking screens are just in the last stages of testing and we are hoping to have them released very soon! We will let you know as soon as they are released. :1b
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