KS2 VA Calculator 2017

Updated basic version of KS2 VA calculator can be downloaded here.

and new version with pupil groups tables (progress and average scores) can be downloaded here

Please download before use (ie don’t attempt to edit the online version). You should see 3 dots top right of screen – click on these to download to your desktop. Recommend reading the notes page first and also worth reading the primary accountability guidance for more information about nominal scores, p-scales and pre-key stage pupils. Quite a bit more complicated this year with more prior attainment groups (24 instead of 21), closing of the loophole (pupils not scoring on test receive a score of 79), and nominal scores assigned to individual p-scales (rather than blanket score of 70 assigned to BLW).

Which, in my opinion, means this year’s progress data is not comparable with last year’s, but hey ho…..


and let me know asap if you find any errors

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16 thoughts on “KS2 VA Calculator 2017

  1. iain linsdell
    on September 7, 2017 at 10:12 am

    thx Jamie. As always, much appreciated

  2. Lub
    on September 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

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  3. James Pembroke
    on September 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    To the person who left comment earlier, please get in touch if still having issues. Hopefully can help solve it.

  4. Unknown
    on September 11, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Is there a way of looking at PP VA?

  5. James Pembroke
    on September 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Latest version has a pupil groups breakdown (make sure you choose the right link in the blog post)

  6. WL
    on October 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    The VA Calculator and Groups does not download when clicking on the links.

  7. James Pembroke
    on October 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Just checked and seems fine here. Is it blocked by school firewall? Try on personal device?

  8. WL
    on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, that was it. Thank you

  9. Mr H
    on October 24, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I love this tool and am trying to use it to have a look at what is expected throughout all of KS2. I know it is not a prediction tool but find it useful to know (I don't like surprises). Is there any way we could have a version that incorporates KS1 results (WTS, EXS, GDS).
    Thank you

  10. James Pembroke
    on October 24, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Unfortunately not until DfE have released methodology and we have one year’s results, which won’t be until autumn 2020 i’m afraid. Best option is FFT.

  11. Seth Smith
    on November 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I do like it, will test it out asap. Thank you!
    -seth at merehead

  12. Lisa Jones
    on November 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    We've recently carried out the 2016 SATS but should I use the 2017 thresholds for the Standardised Scores to make the prediction as accurate as possible considering how the threshold for reading went up by 5 marks?

  13. James Pembroke
    on November 15, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I think you should use the 2016 thresholds as those are the ones that apply to that particular test. The change in thresholds indicate the change in the difficulty of the test so it wouldn’t be right to use 2017 thresholds in my opinion.

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