Proof of Progress Tests from FFT

FFT has joined with No More Marking Ltd to develop a new method for measuring and tracking pupil progress. The FFT Proof of Progress tests use comparative judgement to set a baseline in Year 7 with subsequent tests in Years 7 to 10 measuring progress in relation to other pupils nationally.

The tests are built with the new reformed English and Maths GCSEs in mind – they are open ended with no right or wrong answers reflecting the new emphasis on mathematical literacy and extended writing. They also use the new GCSE 9-1 scale to measure progress and set targets, vital in a life without levels where pupils will enter Year 7 with new KS2 scaled scores.

Following a successful pilot this year, we’re looking to increase the number of schools that we’re working with to 200-300. If you’re interested in using Proof of Progress, our next round of Year 7 tests will be starting this September. You can register your interest by visiting our Proof of Progress website.

If you’d like more details about FFT’s new Proof of Progress tests then you can download a brochure from our website. You can also email us using the link below.

Paul Charman, Managing Director, FFT Education Ltd

Chris Wheadon, Director, No More Marking Ltd

A new way of measuring progress

Built for a life after levels
The move to KS2 scaled scores rather than traditional levels signals the need for a new approach to assessment. The PoP tests will help you move away from the old view of pupils working at a level to a new view of pupils progressing at different rates over time.                                   

Tests designed for Y7 pupils progressing towards reformed GCSEs in English and Maths
The PoP tests are designed to be taken initially by Year 7 pupils who are progressing towards reformed GCSEs in English and Maths. The tests are open-ended with no right or wrong answers. The approach reflects the new emphasis on mathematical literacy and extended writing in response to unseen texts in the reformed GCSEs in English and Maths.

Compare each pupil’s progress to the progress pupils are making at other schools
The PoP tests provide externally standardised measures of progress over a school year in writing and mathematical literacy. They are paper based and designed so that they can be completed within a single English or Maths lesson. All papers are judged and analysed externally with pupil and school progress reports sent back to school twice a year.

Register an interest or find out more

The next round of Proof of Progress tests will start in September 2017. If you’d like to register an interest or find out more then please visit the Proof of Progress website by clicking the button below


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