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Hi all

anyone know of any of the proposed providers? I know the Government had not yet released the chosen ones but companies are beginning to do the hard sell. I had an email from GL Assessments (looks really sterile!) and I know Huddersfield Early Excellence centre are proposing one which is non test based and centre on the Leuven scales of emotional well being.

Just wondered if anyone had heard any more?

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Not yet, apple, like you just waiting. Think it is imminent though. I am really looking forward to seeing if Early Excellence are successful as the criteria was quite tight and anything using Leven or Ace would be my first choice.

 

Not seen any sell yet but no doubt schools will be inundated by easter.

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Given the companies need to recruit 10% of all schools for this year (2015) the hard sell will be on.

Please share your thoughts everyone as us LA people are really out of the picture on this one and so getting info is really tricky!!

Still DfE have failed to announce in January as promised.

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I've only had a couple through at the moment (can't remember who from!) but my LA is organising a marketplace event for early March. I think they've contacted those who have put in a proposal and will confirm those whose proposals are accepted. Will let you know what happens!

My understanding is that schools don't actually have to do an 'official' baseline and that if they don't the measure of progress will be taken from end of KS1 assessments. Is that right or am I mis-remembering one of the incarnations of assessment proposals?!

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Not quite - if you do it in 2015 then in 2022 the progress measure will be from baseline to Yr6 or KS1 to Yr6, whichever is better.

From 2016 if you do a baseline it will be the progress to Yr6, or the floor standard of 85% English and Maths. If you elect not to do the baseline it will be meeting the floor standard only so you'd have to hope for every cohort to be pretty good.

Until 2022 it is KS1 to KS2 progress.

A school would have to be pretty sure of itself not to do it I think. However you do not need to rush in as you could wait until 2016 if you wanted I guess.

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Thanks for that Catma, I was tying myself in knots a little over it. It just seems such a long time between a baseline and end of Y6 especially when I've been in one school long enough to see that although some children are essentially the same in terms of ability/attitude/'oomph' from one end of school to the other others are very different!

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If a setting chooses not to use one of the providers then it must, like you say Catma, have to be pretty sure of itself if they choose not to. Attainment and not progress therefore will be measured. If a settings children already come in achieving quite well, then the value added would have to be pretty significant at the end of the key stage. Is that what you mean Catma?

Attainment v Progress

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