is the LEA approved Windows software for the recording
and analysis of on-going Assessment Data in all Primary,
Secondary and special schools. It replaces the original
DOS module Assessment.
For Key Stage assessment, there is an additional
software tool called Key Stage
Manager. This module acts independently,
although it does integrate with Assessment Manager. The
module is kept separate from Assessment Manager to
enable format/operational changes that are required for
Key Stage Manager to be done without any disruption to
the other module.
Please read the section below before
continuing with Assessment Manager.
Manager requires two elements to be defined: Aspects and Mark
Aspects are the
criteria by which assessment will be made. Mark
sheets the device for displaying pupils names and
a Mark or Grade representing a pupil’s achievement in
a particular aspect is entered, a record is created
Aspect, the Mark
and the Date.
consequence of this is that, once defined and used, an Aspect cannot be
changed or deleted because the Marks and Grades entered
under that Aspect
will also be deleted.
So Mark sheets
can be modified, deleted and recreated as often as you
like without effecting the integrity of the pupils’
Marks and Grades you have entered previously.
a new Mark
created containing one or more Aspect and the
Names of a Group of pupils, the previous performances of
those pupils in those Aspects, can be
displayed and modified on the new Mark
Thus great care
should be taken in defining Aspects but you can be
fairly relaxed about creating and deleting Mark
As well as “Real Results””,
Assessment Manager also provides for what may be termed
Results”. (ie those that are calculated from “Real Results”)
Results” are: Total, Mean, Difference, Rank etc...
These “Derived Results” can be incorporated into Mark sheets,
but must themselves be defined as Aspects before
they can be used.
for Total might have a valid range from 0 to 999
Aspect” for Difference might have a valid range from -100 to 100
Aspect” for Mean might have a valid range from 0.0
use made of Derived Aspects will
vary. You may define 5 different Aspects to
record the results from 5 weekly Maths tests. There is a
for each Test It would then be appropriate to create a “Derived Aspect”
called Total to hold the Total Marks scored by each
pupil over the series of 5 Tests, another called Mean
and another called Rank Order. These 3 “Derived Aspects” should then be used exclusively to
hold calculations relating to the series of Tests.
use, they would form a permanent part of the Mark
would be updated each time the results of the current
test were entered. As such, they would be saved along
with the “Real Results”
consequence of this is that the Total, Mean and Rank can
only be used for this particular Mark
they hold data specific to these particular Maths Tests.
Thus the naming of the “Derived Aspects”
as Total, Mean and Rank is inappropriate.
would be better to name it 97Mathtotal so that its name
reflects its function. This will ensure that “Derived Aspects”
are not used inappropriately. It is possible to create
an Aspect called
Total which is generic and can then be used temporarily
in any Mark
Total a set of Marks, providing the Mark
never saved whilst it contains the Total Aspect within it.
be printed with the Total Aspect in it,
the Total Aspect column
can be removed and then the Mark
are some Derived Aspects which can be used as masters to