If the wording on the assessment codes doesn't suit your assessment approach it is possible to edit them.
Before making any changes it is advised to consider the implications. Any changes will be applied for all users in your school, including for historical data, so any changes in meaning will need to be communicated and explained.
The default codes have been designed, working with schools, to offer a good best practice model to ensure high quality data is entered and, therefore, also deliver high quality analysis.
If you do wish to change the codes please follow the following guidance.
Only Admin users have access to this function. If you cant see it and feel you should have it then speak to whoever administers user accounts in your school to adjust your permissions.
To view/edit codes open the School page from the menu on the left.
Choose Summative Code Labels from the Assessment Settings panel.
Depending on your current setup, you'll see the code labels looking similar to the below.
Initially, they will be the EYFS codes but this can be changed to Primary as required via the Assessment Type menu.
Before making any changes the relationship between Summative codes and Age Related Expectations should be understood.
The Summative Codes represent the data at point of entry. So teachers will pick from the codes in the EYFS and Primary Summative entry screens.
The Age Related Expectations are used for reporting, including the Juniper Benchmark data packs.
In some cases the Age Related codes are a direct match for the Summative Codes but they can differ. For example, you might have a summative code of Just At but want the Age Related code to be At ARE.
The meaning of the codes is also important and needs to adhere to certain rules.
If you have the default code of Just At, this code is always used to mean 'on track for the expected standard' (e.g. Expected in the ELGs, WTS for KS1 or 100 in the Scaled Score) in all reports. So you might want to change the code to At ARE for example, and this would be fine. But changing Just At to Just Below would not be ok as the software will continue to use that code as On Track.
Similarly one or more of the codes will always be used to represent 'on track for the higher standard'.
It is important to maintain these rules to enable the analysis to maintain consistent meaning for your school. It is also this consistency that allows Juniper to produce the benchmark data packs aggregating data over 1000s of schools.
The codes for each year group/band will be listed in order.
Each code and description must be entered individually. It is not possible to copy changes to all bands.
To edit, click the Edit Code Labels button at the top of the screen.
All the codes and descriptions will now become editable.
Both are used in the Summative Assessment screen and, variously, in reports.
The code should be a shortened (2 or 3 characters) recognisable version of the description.
The asterisks indicate which code/descriptions will be used as On Track and On Track for Higher Standard. Remember to ensure your changes are compatible.
Once complete, click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the screen.
The changes will take effect immediately. If users are already on a report or assessment screen it may need to be refreshed to see the changes.