To help you set up your Scores ARE this short video will take you through the process with the Notes below to give you step by step instruction.
Scores ARE allows users to set the required standards of tests in use within a school for individual subjects and years. It is linked with Scores Validation which sets the possible range of test scores. Both need to be set up before Test Scores can be properly entered and analysed.
To set up the Scores ARE values using an Admin log on to the Schools admin page and select Scores ARE.
The current Scores ARE are shown. The pulldown menus for Academic Year, Subject and term can all be adjusted as required.
The scores can be edited by selecting the Edit ARE button in the top right corner of the screen.
When selected the Update Scores ARE values can be amended to meet the needs of the school.
Typically, these will use the concept of standardised scores which currently are ranged between 85 and 115 in KS1 and 80 and 120 in KS2 with 100 being seen as meeting the required standard.
As 100 is a single point value many users will choose to use the ARE range of 100 to 109. Meaning that scores of 99 and below will be highlighted as below ARE and score of 110 and above will be shown as above ARE. NB it is up to the user to define what they feel is an appropriate ARE range.
By selecting the different Subjects, Year groups and Terms the ARE value can be quickly set.
Typically, the ARE values will be the same for each Subject, Year and Term but they can be customised as required by users.
Once the appropriate values have been entered select Update ARE to complete the process.