Can we rank students for summative assessments?

Due to no in-person exams in 2020 and 2021, schools needed to rank their students in assessments, and submit these rankings to the Awarding Organisations. Although this is no longer required, we find that many schools still want to rank their students.

In Arbor, you can do this using our RANK order feature!

How do we turn on ranking for marksheets?

There are three ways to use this feature, depending on which marksheets you want ranking to be enabled for.

Switch this column on for all marksheets (including Data Collection marksheets) from your Marksheet Settings. Staff can toggle this to off using the marksheet filters each time they access a marksheet if needed.

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Switch ranking on by default for only certain assessment by going to Students > Assessments > Annual Policy > Manage Assessments. Select the assessment, then click into the Show RANK order? field and change this to Yes.

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Have staff click into the filters on their marksheets to enable the RANK order columns - you can see how teachers can do this here, and how administrators and SLT can do this here

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How does ranking work on the marksheets?

On the marksheet, you'll see a Rank column for each assessment period, with a number assigned to each student. 

If students are working at the same grade, they'll be assigned the same rank and the next number will be skipped. So for example below, two students have rank 1 so the next student is given rank 3, skipping 2.

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Top Tip: Click the column header to sort the students by rank.

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FAQ

Can we use RANK ordering with custom marksheets?

Because you can't report on students' rank in the Custom Report Writer, it isn't possible to include rank in your Custom Marksheets. You'll need to use one of the options above to apply either apply ranking to marksheets.

Can we report on or analyse RANK order?

It is not possible to report on ranking in the Custom Report Writer, or in the Assessment Analysis pages. However, you can download your marksheets using the Download button to complete additional analysis, for example in Excel.

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