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Assessing and Recording-Progress

Making an Assessment of the Teachers’ Standards: Qualified Teacher Status

For all Phases it is critical that the comments made on the Review Forms are used as both formative and summative assessment opportunities which clearly identify the trainee’s progress so that the individual’s needs can be targeted during the placement and for the confirmation of QTS (CEDP) (Phase 3 only).

Grading exemplification is provided by the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) Grade Descriptors which allows for a tracking of trainee progress within and across Phases.  This should be maintained by the trainee, agreed by the ITT mentor and used as an aide memoire at weekly meetings and review points, with evidence systematically listed to support the judgements made.

At the end of training ITT mentors are required to make an overall summative assessment of trainee’s attainment using the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) Grade Descriptors (which can be found in Section D) based on the following user guide:

Grade 1

Taking into account the “reasonable expectation” of trainees, Grade 1 requires that:

  • Trainees demonstrate excellent practice in the majority of the standards for teaching and all related to their personal and professional conduct.
  • Much of the quality of trainees’ teaching over time is outstanding and never less than consistently good. *
* Typically this trainee demonstrates the standards with the majority at grade 1

Grade 2

Taking into account the “reasonable expectation” of trainees, Grade 2 requires that:

  • Trainees demonstrate excellent practice in some of the standards for teaching and all related to their personal and professional conduct.
  • Much of the quality of trainees’ teaching over time is good; some is outstanding. **
** Typically this trainee demonstrates the standards with the majority at grade 2

Grade 3

Taking into account the “reasonable expectation” of trainees, Grade 3 indicates that:

  • The quality of trainees’ teaching over time requires improvement as it is does not yet meet the expectations for good. ***
*** Typically this trainee demonstrates the standards with the majority at grade 3 and no standards at Grade 4

Grade 4

  • Trainees awarded QTS fail to meet the minimum level of practice expected of teachers as defined in the Teachers’ Standards by the end of their training.
  • The quality of trainees’ teaching over time is weak such that it contributes to pupils/learners or groups of pupils/learners making inadequate progress. ****
**** Any standard graded 4 by the end of the training indicates a fail
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