Using PIPS and InCAS in South Ayrshire Schools

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Using PIPS and InCAS in South
Ayrshire Schools
Mona McCulloch
Quality Improvement Manager
South Ayrshire Council
Where we were
• 5-14 data – big hole
• Standardised assessments – some but not all
• Early Years – phonological screening
• Implementation of CfE – not quite there yet
What we have been doing?
• CfE Leadership Group
• Established Project Teams
• Assessment Strategy
Arrangements at school level for assessing
Arrangements at cluster level for moderating
Arrangements at authority level for quality assuring
• Tracking and monitoring on SEEMIS
• Reporting to parents
• PIPS and InCAS
Why PIPS and InCAS?
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Used by more than half of Scottish Authorities
Focuses on core skills
Easy to use
Children enjoy using them
High quality and detailed feedback – very
quickly!
• Support from CEM
A little bit about South Ayrshire
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17th largest local authority in Scotland
8 secondary schools
43 primary schools
3 nursery schools
12 partnership nurseries
2 specialist schools
How did we do it?
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‘Big Bang’ approach
Training for teachers/web champions
Parents’ leaflets
Technical requirements
HT/QIO awareness raising
Guidance materials
Drop-in sessions
Timeline
Some things to consider
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Timing of InCAS assessments
Who will administer PIPS? Where?
Using the data
Transitions
Informing/reporting to parents
Transferring data
Hidden costs
Contact Details
• Mona McCulloch
Quality Improvement Manager
Tel: 01292 612243
Email: [email protected]
• Lynn Robertson
Co-ordinator (Projects & ICT Systems)
Tel: 01292 616282
Email: [email protected]

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