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Montessori Summative Assessment Screen

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The new Montessori Summative Assessment screen will allow you to add assessments for observations you have made of the child/children - without having to add a full observation as we understand that children may join the nursery/school already possessing knowledge and skills they have learnt at home. These assessments will not always require or justify a full observation to be carried out and therefore you will now be able to add these assessments manually. 

The screen will also allow you to view individual and group progress across periods via the colour coded refinements you have selected/named via the Control Panel (tutorial here). 

Adding Montessori Summative Assessments

Individual View

To access the Summative assessment screen - Individual view - you first click on the (1) 'Tracking' tab and then select (2) Montessori (3) Summative Assessment - Individual view. 

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Once you have accessed the screen it will appear as follows;

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(1) You will be able to filter according to; Child, Year, Period and Montessori Area (PL/AEL, Sensorial, Literacy, Mathematics, Cultural/KUW).

(2) Here you will be able to see the Montessori activity refinements you have named via your Control Panel (unless you are using the Tapestry default refinements as in the image above) in their abbreviated forms for the Summative assessment screen. 

(3) Once you have made any required overrides and saved your changes, you will be able to export your results from this screen as CSV (excel file) or PDF.

Once you have applied your filters, the results will appear as follows:

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(1) You will see the Montessori area of learning here ( and only one area if you have applied any filters to your results). In this case we are looking at the Summative assessments for Literacy in Spring Term 1

(2) You will see the list of activities pertaining to each area here and if you click on the 5a8fc01796e5d_iicon.jpg.571a8016fcf614c03f65baefd3169b8b.jpg icon, you will be able to access the descriptor of the activity as-well. 

(3) Here you will be able to see any assessments you have made for each activity in previous periods. If you hover over the refinement, you will also be able to see the period during which the assessment was made as follows;

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Therefore, in this example, for the activity, Insets for Design - Stage 1, Katherine Matthews was assessed as CI (Completed Independently) for both Autumn Term 1 and 2. 

(4) This column shows you the assessments that have been made in the current period or period you have selected (in this case Spring term 1) and if it says 'Not Assessed' this means that no further assessments have been made for this particular activity during this period. 

There may be instances where a period appears blank as in the image below - and this means that no assessment was made during this period but has been made in periods following after this. The assessments do not pull through to each term - so you are aware of which activities need to be revisited or planned for and if the child has not worked on activities in particular areas during each period. 

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(5) If you click on 'Show details', you will be able to see which observations (if any) have contributed towards this assessment and/or if the assessments were added as manual overrides, as in the image below:

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(a) Here you will be able to see which observation/s contributed towards this refinement. 

(b) If you tick the box next to 'Show related EYFS assessments' you will also be able to see which EYFS assessments - if any - were also linked within this observation. These assessments will contribute towards the EYFS snapshots screens. 

Adding Montessori Summative Assessments

Group View

To access the Summative assessment screen - Group view - you first click on the (1) 'Tracking' tab and then select (2) Montessori (3) Summative Assessment - Group view. 

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Once you have accessed the screen it will appear as follows;

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(1) This tab will indicate whether  you are on the individual view or group view page. We are looking at the 'group view'. Note: You will not be able to manually add or amend results on the group view screen. This can only be done on the Individual view screen. 

(2) From here you can filter by Year, Period and Area. (In this example we will be looking at 2017/2018, Autumn Term 2, Literacy)

(3) If you tick the box next to where it says 'Show previous assessment alongside this period's assessment' you will be able to compare previous period summative assessment scores to the period you are currently looking at. 

(4) In this section, you can apply as many filters for your results as required. In this example, I am filtering by Group and Key Person and sorting them by First Name

(5) If you would like to reset your filters to re-select or amend your results, you can do so by clicking 'Reset Filters'

(6) Here you will be able to see the 'key' for your abbreviated refinements. The above example shows the Tapestry defaults, you can rename them as required from your Control Panel (tutorial here). 

Your filtered results will then appear as follows:

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(1) Here you will see the list of all the activities pertaining to the area you have selected/filtered. 

(2) Here you will be able to see the names of the children according to your filters. (In this example they are sorted by First Name A-Z)

(3) According to the results, Gabriel Lopez was 'Introduced/Spontaneous Use' in Autumn Term 1 for the activity 'Insets for Design Stage 1'. Note: If you hover over the refinement, you will be able to the period in which this assessment was made. 

(4) According to the results, Gabriel Lopez is currently (Autumn Term 2) 'Working with guidance/repeated' for the activity 'Insets for Design Stage 1'- thereby showing you the progress for this particular activity. As you progress through the year, you will be able to see more results for each period (for comparison or to view progress). 

(5) If the refinement appears blank, this means that no assessment has been made for this activity in the period/s. 

(6) You also have the option to export your results as a CSV or PDF file. 

Summative Assessment Exports - CSV and PDF files

Here are examples of what your CSV/PDF exports might look like:

CSV:

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PDF:

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More information about the Montessori Activities screen can be found at this tutorial and if you require any help in actually setting up the Montessori framework on your Tapestry, a tutorial for this can be found here.

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