Attainment in My Classroom

My Classroom brings seating plans, registers, assessment data and behaviour management all into one place, giving you your time back to focus on teaching and learning.

Live attainment data in My Classroom gives you a snapshot of student progress lesson-to-lesson. Choose the grades and targets you want to track and see them directly on your seating plan. This helps you see your higher and lower achievers right away, so you can best support them in the classroom. It’s also a great way to give cover staff a helpful background to your class.

No need to change your settings every time - they're saved for you on a per-course basis. This means that even if the next lesson is in a different room or you're using a different seating plan, you'll see the same grades and targets. 

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Permissions

You'll need one of the School: Assessments: View or Student Profile: Assessments: View permissions to see assessment data in My Classroom. SLT, teachers and administrators will have this permission by default, but if you need to give anyone permission you can follow these instructions.

We also recommend having the permissions to allow you to access and edit My Classroom, shown here.

 

Choosing which attainment statistics to display

By default, you'll see the grade for the current assessment period and the year target for the first assessment linked to the course that was set up on your school's site (if there is at least one assessment linked to the course). 

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To choose whether to display baselines, grades or targets, click the three dots next to the Student view button.

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Choosing the assessment to display

Change which assessment to show using the Summative assessment drop-down.

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Can't choose the right assessment? This means it hasn't been linked to the course. To link them, go to Students > Assessment > Annual Policy > Manage Assessments and click on the relevant assessment. 

In the Linked Courses section, you’ll need to link the assessment to the top-level course. For primaries, this will likely be the year group, and for secondaries, the subject. 

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To not display anything, select None from the Summative assessment drop-down menu. 

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Showing grades

To display a grade, use the Grade drop-down menu to select the current year baseline, the grade for the current assessment period or the grade for the last assessment period.

When using this in combination with targets:

  • If you choose to look at the Previous grade and the Period Target, this will show the period target as it was for the last assessment period.
  • If you are viewing the Baseline and Period Target, it'll use today's period target.

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You can choose to only display a target by selecting None. This will mean that the Status cannot be shown, as this is calculated based on the distance between the grade and the target and there is no grade selected.

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Showing targets

You can choose which target to show in My Classroom, from the full range that can be used in Arbor. Depending on your setup, you may not use a certain target type on your marksheets, so make sure you pick the target type you use at your school. You can see full details of what each target is and how they can be used here: What are the targets and why do you use each one?

To display a target, use the Target drop-down menu to select which target you want to view.

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You can choose to only display a grade by selecting None. This will mean that the Status cannot be shown, as this is calculated based on the distance between the grade and the target and there is no target selected.

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Viewing the Status

Elsewhere in Arbor, marks for each assessment period in marksheets are colour-coded and given a status depending on their relation to the target for the given assessment period. The status of a student's marks can be seen by hovering over the student's grades.

You can see more about how these work, and how to amend the calculation thresholds, colours and names here: How the marksheet is colour coded - editing Target Judgement Rules

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In My Classroom, you can view the status and colour-coding not just for the period target, but for any of the other annual target options!

To use your own colours other than the default, be sure to select a colour for every judgement, or they will display as white.

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FAQ

Why is a student missing a grade and status?

If a grade or target and status is blank for a student, this means it hasn't been added.

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Why is a student missing a grade but the status is showing?

If you can't see a grade or target but the status is showing, please check if your assessment uses a Raw Mark grading scale. We are unable to display grades and targets for Raw Mark grading scales. 

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Why can't I select a target or grade to view?

If a certain target doesn't have any data input for any students, you won't be able to view them. You'll need to change the drop-down menu to display a different option.

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If you select an assessment that doesn't have short names set for the grades, you won't be able to view these grades. 

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To add a short name to your grades, go to Students > Assessments > Assessment Framework > Grade Sets and select the grade set used in the assessment.

Click Edit in the slide over, then add a short name for each grade, then click Save Changes.

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What are all the different targets? 

There are several types of targets available to use in Arbor.

  • The period target shown in My Classroom is the target for the current assessment period.
  • All the other targets are annual targets, such as the target for the year.

You can see full details of what each target is and how they can be used here: What are the targets and why do you use each one?

Can we edit grades or targets in My Classroom?

You're not able to make any changes to assessment data in My Classroom, only view it.

Why can't I select any assessments?

This means the assessment hasn't been linked to the course. To link them, go to Students > Assessment > Annual Policy > Manage Assessments and click on the relevant assessment. 

In the Linked Courses section, you’ll need to link the assessment to the top-level course. For primaries, this will likely be the year group, and for secondaries, the subject. 

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