Performance Indicators in Primary Schools

Baseline (first) assessment feedback


The Baseline (First) Assessment feedback contains bar charts, results tables, and box-and-whisker plots.

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Results table

The results table shows student names, their raw scores for numeracy, reading and phonics and the corresponding standardised scores.

A standardised score of 50 is the mean (average) score for all students in a state/cohort.

You would expect to find two-thirds of all students scoring between 40 and 60.

You would expect to find the majority scoring between 30 and 70.

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Bar charts

This graph displays the scores in a more visual way, with numeracy, reading and phonics represented by green, red and blue, respectively.

The students are listed according to their combined reading and numeracy scores.

This graph clearly shows the relative strengths and weaknesses of students in numeracy, reading and phonics.

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Box-and-whisker plots

The box-and-whisker plot is based on the standardised numeracy and reading scores.

Each circle represents an individual student and the box-and-whisker covers a set of scores. The vertical line in the box is the median and represents the middle score.

The box holds half the students and the whiskers extend to the highest and lowest scores in the class. An asterisk is used to indicate a student with an extremely high or low score.

The box-and-whisker for your class gives you an early indication of how your students perform on entry, compared with the performance of the whole group on entry.

Performance Indicators in Primary Schools
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