Link learning to assessment
This is a quick guide for how to apply assessments to your observations in ReallySchool as well as how to apply refinements, review assessment history and more.
Choosing your frameworks
When using the Administration role on the ReallySchool portal, you can choose which frameworks you would like to use for each year group.
Login as an Admin, then select Manage School.
Select Year Groups, then, next to each year group, select the box beside it and choose your frameworks from the drop-down list.
*Full list of frameworks at the end of the guide.
So that you can apply assessments in the way that works best for you, there some options in your assessment settings.
To access these options, first create a new observation.
Then select Assessments, followed by the settings icon.
Next, select Auto Apply Assessments, and choose the option of your choice: ‘No’, ‘Yes to selected student’, or ‘Yes to all students.’
Additionally, you can press Select Year/Age groups to filter the assessment framework to only display certain year/age group assessments.
Applying and removing assessments
To add assessments to your students, first select New Observation or use the quick links for a text/photo/audio/video-led observation.
Choose your class and students. (You can add a title, notes, photos etc. before or after applying assessments.)
Then select Assessments.
Choose the framework you want to use, press on subjects and learning areas to see the assessments and press on the assessments you want to use.
You can apply as many assessments as you like from multiple frameworks. You can also apply multiple age bands/year groups, e.g. if you have one pupil whose writing is 40-60+, one that is ELG and one that is ELG exceeding. You could select all of those three statements to use in your observation.
Use the tick to confirm when you have finished adding assessments.
Then select a student. Depending on your settings, either the assessments will have been auto applied to each student or not.
If there is an assessment attached to a student and you want to remove it from them, untick the box.
If there is an assessment not attached to a student that you want them to have, tick the box.
You can also return to the Assessments area to select additional and unselect chosen assessment statements.
Reviewing assessment history
When you have applied an assessment to a student, if they have been assessed in that skill before there will be a time icon next to the statement.
If you press on this, you will see a record of how many times they have had this assessment, who assessed it and when, as well as any refinements that were applied.
This will save you logging evidence you do not need and help you in judging whether that skill has been achieved or partly achieved.
When you have added an assessment to your student/s, you can choose to apply a refinement.
To do this, select where it says Assessed next to the statement to cycle through the refinement options.
- In EYFS, the refinements are Emerging, Developing, Expected.
- In KS1 and KS2, the refinements are Beginning, Working Towards and Expected (you can also access the Greater Depth assessment criteria for Y2 and Y6).
These are designed to help you measure smaller steps of progress, as you can demonstrate how a pupil’s understanding of a particular skill has improved over time.
How assessments are affected by an observation’s status
In a Draft observation, your assessments are not applied to any reports or journals. Your assessments can be edited by selecting Edit from the observation options and making your desired changes.
In a Saved or Posted observation, your assessments are applied to reports and journals. Assessments for saved and posted observations cannot be changed. However, you can choose to Undo post then Undo save (or just ‘Undo save’ if it was not posted) and return the observation to draft so that you can edit your assessments.
* We have pre-populated curriculum frameworks for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These frameworks include The National Curriculum for England, Development Matters (EYFS), The National Curriculum for Wales, The Digital Competence Framework, The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the Northern Ireland Curriculum for Primary – as well as PScales, Pre-key stage 1 and 2, End of KS1 and KS2, CoEL 2021, Birth to 5 matters, ECaT, EYDJ.