Once your spring term summative assessments have taken place, the moderation and evaluation of your results is key to moving children forward.
- Are the results a true reflection of where the children are?
- Are the results comparable nationally with other schools using the Cornerstones Summative Tests?
- Where are the gaps?
- What are we doing to close them and is it having an impact?
Once enough schools have returned the data from their Cornerstones Maths and/or SPaG Tests, we can collate the results and provide you with conversion tables, enabling you to translate a child's raw test score into an age-related score. We are also able to produce personalised comparison graphs for your school, which will enable you to compare how well your children have performed on the summative tests, alongside children of the same age using Cornerstones assessment materials, across the country.
Example conversion tables and comparison graphs
Please ensure you send us your test results by Wednesday 29th March. By doing so, this will provide us with enough time to collate the data returned and get the conversion tables and comparison graphs to you before the Easter holidays.
Please note we cannot release statistically viable conversion tables or comparison graphs unless we have received enough data back from schools.
As soon as you have the test results, from your Summative Maths Tests and/or SPaG Tests, please follow the instructions on the test results tab in your Attainment and Gap Analysis Tool to contribute to our data analysis.
Please ensure you provide us with your children’s test results across all three Summative Maths Tests; Papers 1, 2 and 3 and/or both SPaG Tests; Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary and Spelling. Any incomplete data would mean that we are unable to provide you with a personalised Assessment Overview for your school.
If you are short of time, we still need your data. You can, as an alternative, send us a list of your children’s scores across the Summative Tests – Papers 1, 2 and 3 – and/or the SPaG Tests – Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, and Spelling. If you do this, please remember to tell us your school’s name and the year group tested. An example list is shown below.
Electronic versions now available
We have made all of our Cornerstones Test materials available electronically, on The Hub. Please download the documents to ensure you are using the most up-to-date versions.
You will probably already have noticed, if you purchased our Maths Tests before the 2016 summer holidays, that during this holiday period, we renamed and made some changes to our Cornerstones Maths Test packages. As a quick reminder, there are now two test packages; these are the:
- Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests
- Summative Tests
We adapted the content in the ‘old’ paper-based Arithmetic Tests, for Y1 and Y3, to make them more accessible for these year groups. The content in the Y2, Y4, Y5, Y6 and Higher Order tests did not change. This test package is now available electronically on The Hub and is now called the Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests.
We also created a new Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests – Attainment and Gap Analysis Tool, for each year group, for the academic year 2016-2017, they are aligned with the updated tests.
If you have administered the ‘old’ paper-based Arithmetic Tests, from your folder that you received as part of your purchase in the academic year 2015–2016, the 2015–2016 Arithmetic Attainment and Gap Analysis Tool is still available to use. It’s located, on The Hub, in the Answers and analysis section of the Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests area.
You do not need to return any data to us after administering the Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests with your children. We only require data from the Cornerstones Summative Maths Tests. On each analysis spreadsheet in your Arithmetic and Number Progress Tests – Attainment and Gap Analysis Tool, there is an attainment table. You can use the attainment table and your knowledge of the children to support you when making judgements on each child’s age-related attainment.
Contact and support
If you have any further questions or require any support returning your test data, contact on 03333 20 8000 or email: email@example.com.