The assessment profiles are a way of grouping related assessments in the MarkBook and providing tools to analyse the results. A new tool available with release 1.0.17 of ClaSS provides an immediate and colourful indicator to spot when students attainment moves forward or sometimes drops back.
The column to the right is their baseline attainment from the previous year the and blue column to the left gives a measure of the amount of progress between that and the most recent assessment to date. The new feature adds a comparison between each assessment column and the one before with Green for improvement and Red for a drop. The result is immediate and effective.
In the above example the profile is working with National Curriculum Levels but the same method could be applied to any assessment scheme designed to show incremental progress over time.
Thanks go to staff in a number of ClaSS schools, including Lynn in Amsterdam and Graham in Prague, who have made suggestions for this new feature.