After completing the final assessment you will receive tables of scores and scatterplots.
Below is an example of the table of scores:
Age at first assessmentis the age of the children when they were assessed for the first time.
Age at final assessmentis the age of the children when they were re-assessed.Firstandfinal languageand maths developmentandmotor developmentscores are printed. Asterisks represent missing data.
Below is an example scatterplot:
The scatterplots in your feedback have been calculated by plotting all the scores from children taking part in the ASPECTS assessment against their ages at the time of the assessment. From this, the names of the children in your class have been extracted and printed to show how the development of an individual child compares with other children of the same age. The graded shading on the scatter-plot gives an indication of whether the score obtained by a child is similar to other children of the same age, or higher/lower. The white band represents scores achieved by 50% of children of a particular age. On the above example, 50% of children aged 36 months obtained a score between 17 and 31 for language and mathematics development. 50% of children aged 48 months obtained a score between 24 and 39 for language and mathematics development. If a name has been printed in the shaded area above the central white band, the score of this pupil is above the average score of their particular age and the opposite is true for children lying in the shaded area below the central white band. The key
below the scatterplot shows the proportion of pupils falling within each shade. Children with scores in the dark blue area have extremely high/low scores compared to other children of the same age.
When a child has completed the first and final assessments, both scores will be printed on the scatterplot and joined together with a line. The length of the line indicates the length of time the child has attended the nursery/playgroup. The slope of the line shows the progress. A horizontal line shows that a child has not progressed between the first and second assessment. A line with a slope of the same gradient as the central white band indicates that a child has progressed at the same rate as other children. A line with a steeper slope than the central white band shows that a child has made more rapid progress than other children.
Detailed guides and supporting documents
The following guide covers this in more detail: