Lets Get Ready KS3 ICT SATS Test

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  • Welcome my as said at start of the day my name is Russell Dyas and I am network manager at Limehurst High school in Leicestershire. We have been running the KS£ ICT tests for while now this may will be our third lot of tests we have done. Since we started 3 years ago we made decision to run this like it was the real reported sats and so most of our year 9 students for past 2 years this year have done the sats and it will be same again this year. We have had above national average results since we have been doing the tests and have been held up as example of best practice. Just to let people know on my website will be a copy of this presentation plus resources to do with that you can download. Before we get into it I would like to say this is not the must do way but way we have found works best you will know your ‘local’ situations and where you will need to adapt it. This also based on someone doing it for the first time so if been doing it before there are changes to process as you will have already done some of this. Change slide

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  • 1. Lets Get Ready KS3 ICT SATS Test
    • Russell Dyas - Limehurst High School
    • This presentation and related materials can be viewed at http://www.russdev.com/talks
  • 2. What Is The Test?
    • The test is a national test that will be taken by all year 9 students in 2008.
    • The test has been piloted for the last 3 years.
    • The test is completed using a computer virtual environment only.
  • 3. CPS APS DPS
  • 4. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 5. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 6. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 7. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 8. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 9. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 10. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 11. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006 Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment
  • 12. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006 Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment
  • 13. Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006 Secure stakeholders commitment
  • 14.
    • Talk to the Senior Leadership Team first.
    • Then talk to other stakeholders (maybe even the student council).
    • Use the local authority and their Strategy Consultants.
    • Arrange for staff (including SLT, ICT teaching, Year Heads & support staff) to undertake training on the software.
    Secure stakeholders commitment
  • 15. Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 16.
    • Agree with the Network Manager about appropriate use of equipment etc.
    • Scheduling test sessions:
    • – on or off the teaching timetable?
    • – Structure of exams
    • - Sessions 1 and 2 on the same day?
    • - Back to back?
    • - On consecutive days?
    • - Days apart?
    • - Over which periods of the day?
    • Planning pupil groups – are you scheduling by existing ICT sets or tutor groups?
  • 17.
    • Planning catch-up for absences, computer crashes etc.
    • Selecting test administrators.
    • Managing pupil behaviour.
    • Managing support for pupils with special educational needs.
  • 18. Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Secure stakeholders commitment Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 19.
    • Meeting should be led by the SLT.
    • Make sure all stakeholders (including ICT Subject Leader, Network Manager and Exams Officer) attend.
    • Make sure everybody knows their roles.
    • Make sure you have contact details of any external support contracts such as RM, LEA and BECTA (make sure list is maintained).
  • 20.
    • Identify any equipment updates or building improvements.
    • Identify deputies for team members in case of illness or absence.
    • Familiarise all relevant personnel (SLT, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Timetabling Manager, Bursar and Governors) with the test’s requirements.
    • Be aware of other exams, such as other KS3 SATS & GCSE’s.
  • 21. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 22. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 23.
    • 3 main and possibly some smaller jobs (dependant on your setup, i.e exam officer duties etc).
      • Network Audit
      • Install APS
      • Install DPS
    • Look at other software installs that need to be done on the network. Plan them around the APS/DPS installs.
  • 24.
    • Review hardware and the network with the ICT Leader to work out if all is within the specification of the tests and there is no major problems.
    • Use a server where loading and traffic are predictable and manageable. If your APS is not installed on a dedicated server, work to reduce or eliminate other services during the tests.
    • Do not uninstall the APS.
  • 25.
    • Other areas that a Network Manager may have a role in are training of support staff, scheduling of tests on the APS and resetting/creating users for the system.
    • Plan software updates for February (half-term) and initiate a partial lockdown in March to ensure a minimal amount of changes to the system.
    • Full Lockdown from end of Easter holidays to allow no updates at all.
  • 26. Timeline From The Essential Guide: Preparing Your School for the key stage 3 ICT tests (NAA) 2006
  • 27. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 28.
    • Make sure test conditions are known (rules/exceptions etc).
    • Keep global ‘issues and problems log’ as you go along.
    • For non-urgent issues (design flaws and ideas etc) keep a call open with RM Support and just update.
  • 29. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 30.
    • Get all stakeholders to attend a review meeting
    • Discuss what worked.
    • Discuss what didn’t work.
    • How was support, both internal and external?
    • How could you do things better?
    • Think of next year (maybe start earlier).
  • 31. Timeline from “The Essential Guide: Preparing your school for the key stage 3 ICT tests” (NAA) 2006
  • 32.
    • DO NOT uninstall APS.
    • Don’t worry about your results until you see the national average results document from the NAA.
    • Do you need to revise anything from the review meeting due to the results?
  • 33.
    • Websites where you can get help.
      • EduGeek.net ( http://www.edugeek.net )
      • RM Communities ( http://communities.rm.com )
      • BECTA ( http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=kt )
      • NAA ( www.naa.org.uk/ks3ictpilot )
  • 34. Thank You To
    • Edugeek.net Community
    • RM Communities
    • RM KS3 Team
    • NAA
    This presentation and related materials can be viewed at http://www.russdev.com/talks