Arbor automatically calculates whether the student is working Significantly Below, Slightly Below, At or Above their current target. This is shown as colour coding in the marksheet. This gives you a clear visual indication of students that might benefit from an intervention
Target Judgement rules are initially set to be the same across all assessments. Significantly Below is between the lowest value on the scale and the midpoint of the lowest value and the target. Slightly Below is between the midpoint of the lowest value and the target and the target.
For example, if your assessment used the new GCSE grade set and a student has a current target or 7, the thresholds are as shown below:
You can adjust these thresholds yourself by going to Students > Assessments > Assessment Framework > Targets > Target Judgement Rules.
This page allows you to set up your own custom judgement rules instead of using the Arbor default.
To see what target judgements have been set up for each assessment, select the assessment from the Assessment drop-down menu. You can add target judgement rules for any assessment that has been added to your Assessment framework. This means you only have to define these rules once for an assessment. They will apply to every academic year that the assessment has been added to the Assessment Policy for.
Click +Add to define rules for the assessment you have selected.
In the slide over, you can adjust the thresholds for sightly and significantly below, and select between points or grades. Click Save changes.
The Target Judgement Rules page will then display the selected thresholds. This will also be reflected in the marksheets and on report cards. For example, if a student is working at their target, Arbor will colour the cell green and if they are working slightly below their target Arbor will colour the cell yellow.
Here's a GIF of the same process: