Advanced Marksheet Techniques

Essential CPD for assessment co-coordinators and data managers.

Over three hours of video lectures that take you step-by-step through real-world assessment problems. Learn how to:

  • Use nested-if-then-else formulas to add more than just 5 colours to marksheets,
  • convert numbers to grades to make data analysis easy
  • calculate 5+ A*-C inc E+M grades using the grade tally formula,
  • using the sum and mean formulas to work out the total and average GCSE points scores
  • calculate the Estimated Attainment 8 value for a pupil
  • calculate the Actual Attainment 8 value for a pupil
  • calculate the P8 value for a pupil
  • create a target or flightpath based on a baseline assessment (KS2 or Year 7)
  • extend the Programme of Study marksheets using traditional formulas and templates

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Advanced Marksheet Techniques

  • Introduction and overview of this course (2:06)
  • MARKS TO GRADE: Converting integers to grades for better analysis (14:39)
  • NESTED IF THEN ELSE: Using 2 or more nested if then else columns for more colours (11:15)
  • A general discussion about showing in year progress using sub grades (9:20)
  • Use a LOOKUP formula to convert from A*-G to 9-1 (4:36)
  • Creating a LOOKUP table and using the formula to convert to 9-1 (8:04)
  • Use a GRADE TALLY formula to calculate Total GCSE A*-C for a pupil (12:29)
  • Including non-GCSE subjects in the A*-C count (eg BTEC) (2:42)
  • Use a SUM formula to calculate the total GCSE Points score (4:01)
  • Correcting Aspect, Resultset and Gradeset names (2:37)
  • Using the MEAN formula to calculate the average points score for a pupil (2:23)
  • Using the MAX formula to work out the capped (best 8) GCSE points score (7:11)

Performance 8 Calculations

  • Create a LOOKUP table to calculate estimated attainment 8 (7:18)
  • Using the LOOKUP formula to calculate the estimated attainment 8 value for a pupil (6:09)
  • A note about the 9-1 values of old A-G grades in 2017 and 2018 (2:54)
  • Calculating the new 9-1 points score for old A-G grades (4:40)
  • Calculate the points values for BTEC and non GCSE subjects (4:31)
  • Double-up maths and adjust other non-standard GCSE subjects (3:06)
  • Doubling up English - but only if they do Lang AND Lit (7:42)
  • Identifying the six highest Ebacc subjects taken by the pupil (5:06)
  • Using the MAX formula to fill the OTHER element of the P8 calculation (5:26)
  • Adding everything together to calculate the A8 figure (3:38)
  • The final P8 Calculation for each pupil - well done! (6:46)

Targets and Flightpaths

  • What is a target, what is a flightpath and why gradesets are important (3:47)
  • Creating flightpaths and targets using a simple PLUS formula (11:58)
  • Using a LOOKUP table to create a flightpath or target (11:00)

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Your Instructor

David Pott
David Pott

I'm an independent SIMS consultant working with SIMS Assessment for nearly 10 years. I spend lots of time in different schools, talking about the best ways to use SIMS and creating effective assessment systems. I run a popular assessment manager blog full of tips and trick for data managers in schools and I also supply an off-the-shelf assessment system.

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