Intro to CEM and Baseline

Report
Introduction to CEM and the
Baseline Tests
Dr Robert Clark
Who / What is CEM ?
Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring
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Not for Profit Organisation
Part of Durham University
Close links to School of Education
Established 1985
Nursery / Reception  Post-16
Monitoring Systems, Research and Evaluation Projects
UK & International
Over 1/3 Secondary & Post-16 Establishments
Informed by Evidence from Research
CEM Provides
• Information Systems from Nursery to Post-16
 Student Guidance & Chances
 Performance Monitoring
• Evaluation & Research Projects
• Entrance Testing
• Support – Phone, email, documentation
• Training
• INSET
• Roadshows
• Conferences (including exhibitions)
The Systems
The Systems
A / AS / Btec / IB etc
Year 13
Year 12
Alis
GCSE
Computer Adaptive Baseline Test
GCSE
KS3
Year 11
Yellis
Year 10
Computer Adaptive Baseline Test
INSIGHT
Year 9
Year 8
Year 7
Combines curriculum tests
with developed ability
MidYIS
Computer Adaptive Baseline Test
Typical Timeline
Typical Timeline
Early Testing &
Predictions
START:
Measure Baseline
Autumn Term
Feedback
Reports
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September
Collect and Send Results
Value-Added
Feedback
Testing is available from June at end
of previous academic year
e.g. Y6 / Y9 / Y11
The baseline score is measured as
early as possible and the information
sent to CEM
The institution then receives feedback
from CEM: baseline test results and
predictions
The public examination results are
sent to CEM when received by the
institution
The value added data is available
from September via the Institution’s
website at CEM
Basic Principles:
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Measure Student’s ability
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Intake Profiles
IPR - Strengths and Weaknesses
Project future performance from national trends
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Predictions
Record Final Grade
Compare actual performance to Projected
Performance
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Value-Added Reports
Starting Up
Pre-16
• Complete and return registration form
 Paper for new schools
 Online through secure website for renewals
• Organise Baseline Testing
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Available from 1st June (early testing) through to 30th April
Upload pupil list via secure website
Set up web links to test (or download LAN version)
Test students (can be done over extended period)
• Download Feedback
 Available within 2 hours of a student completing the test
 Feedback updated as more students complete test
Secure Website - Secondary : Pre-16
Secondary : Pre-16 – Adaptive Test Instructions
Download
Instructions
Upload Pupil
Details
Link to tests
Secondary : Pre-16 – INSIGHT Test Instructions
Download
Instructions
Upload Pupil
Details
Link to tests
Post-16
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Complete and return registration form
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Organise Baseline Testing
 Paper for new schools
 Online through secure website for renewals
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Available from 1st June (early testing) through to 30th April
Student list NOT used – do not need to upload
Set up web links to test (or download LAN version)
Test students (can be done over extended period)
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Upload ‘Registration Spreadsheet’
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Download Feedback
 Names, gender, dob, average GCSE score, post-16 course
choices etc
 Upload via secure website once students confirmed on course
(mid September ?)
 Early Predictions available from adaptive test within 2 hours
 Formal feedback including IPRS, GCSE predictions and
chances graphs available once Registration Spreadsheet
processed & ‘Testing Complete’ clicked
Secure Website - Post-16
Date last
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Quick links
to reports
Post-16 : Adaptive Test Instructions
Use this
web link
Baseline Assessments of
Developed Ability
Baseline Assessment
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Year 7 (8)
Year 9
Year 10 (11)
Year 12 (13+)
Computer Adaptive Baseline Test
Vocab
Maths
Non Verbal
What is an Adaptive test ?
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All questions allocated to groups of different difficulty
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All students in a year group get common difficulty starting question
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If answer correct, next question harder
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If answer wrong, next question easier
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Test looks at all answers in a section and homes in on questions of a
suitable difficulty for student
Try it yourself at www.intuproject.org/demos
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Standardisation
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Test scores are standardised; Mean = 100, SD = 15
Standardised
Score
National
Percentage
Comment
>130
Top 2.5%
Traditional classification of ‘mentally gifted’
>120
Top 10%
>100
Top 50%
<80
Bottom 10%
<70
Bottom 2.5%
Potential special educational needs ??
The Computer Adaptive Baseline Test:
• Adaptive components common to MidYIS, Yellis, and Alis
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Vocabulary
Maths
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Non-verbal (MidYIS, Yellis, Alis)
Skills (MidYIS only)
• Assessments are ‘curriculum free’: i.e. students are not
taught prior to the test
• Measure of acquired ability
• There is no preparation for the test
Difficult vocabulary
Difficult maths
x/4 + 2
Non-Verbal: Cross-sections
Non-Verbal: Blocks
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Non-Verbal:
Pictures Pictures
Skills: Proof Reading
Skills: Perceptual Speed and Accuracy
Alis - Patterns
Alis – Logical Reasoning
INSIGHT
Curriculum-based assessments covering:
Maths
- Number & Algebra
- Handling Data
- Space, Shape & Measurement
Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics,
- Attitudes to Science
Reading - Speed Reading
- Text Comprehension
- Passage Comprehension
Additionally for INSIGHT:
Developed Ability
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Vocabulary
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Non verbal, Skills
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Attitudinal measures
INSIGHT - Maths
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INSIGHT - Maths
INSIGHT - Science
Plus Attitude to Science: Perception of Science, Relevance to Self,
Environmental Actions, Enjoyment of Science
INSIGHT – Reading
(Text Comprehension)
INSIGHT – Reading
(Passage Comprehension)
INSIGHT – Reading
(Speed Reading)
INSIGHT – Developed Ability
Measuring Ability
Key Stage Data
or Baseline Test ?
Key Stage Baselines – KS2; GCSE
Strengths
Weaknesses
Related to curriculum
Dependent on teaching effectiveness (prior ValueAdded) as well as student ability
Automatically available
Open to manipulation
In Depth
Not all students have KS data
Linked to student learning
experience
Reliability of KS measure
Consistency of KS score (i.e. GCSE & Btec First etc)
Independent Baseline Test – CEM Adaptive Test
Thank You
Robert Clark – [email protected]

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