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ICT KS3 SATS Tests Thread, Yay? in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; Am i in a minority here or just lucky. At my last school we had very little trouble installing and ...
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    Am i in a minority here or just lucky.

    At my last school we had very little trouble installing and running the test from a technical view point. Just followed the instructions, checked the readme file and found RM very helpfull when we did have a problem

    Yes the interface is different but the kids (and they wern't the sharpest knives in the draw) got their heads around it far more easily than the staff- is that the problem?

    OK they may not have done very well but thats down to the piss poor way that IT is taught. Its got to be the most boring subject out there.

    I will miss it for the following

    The amount of time i am expected to do other peoples jobs who are involved with the exam. Because its ICT they seem to think that you need to be involved in every detail of the thing including training support staff, teachers and exams people in it and being sat in the exam room in case something happens.

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    My experience was the same as E_G_R, i had very little problem setting up the software from a technical point of view.....

    We ran the tests last year, and we use Viglen, and they dont support the use of rolling out software via GPO, so i had to install it on all machines, but i just put it into a ghost image....

    The school still wants to keep the software and keep running the tests so they can level the kids, so i guess i still have to keep it running, i would love to just wipe it all off the server, but no joy there

    There was cheers from the Senior team at the school yday when i delivered the news though!!

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    We ran the tests last year, and we use Viglen, and they dont support the use of rolling out software via GPO, so i had to install it on all machines, but i just put it into a ghost image....
    Another reason not to go with something like that setup then what a pain in the ass that is.

    I'm not sure there is any reason why it wouldn't work.

    Ben

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    Re: Yay?

    Judging from comments so far then, not many of us (and we can expect it to be th same across the country) are planning to continue with the pilot. Is this the general concensus or will we follow recommendations and use the test for 'feedback' purposes?

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    I am wanting to run a pilot, possibly of reduces scale, purely from a curiosity of a "can our network handle it?" point of view.

    SMT are now asking how beneficial it will be for students learning.

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    My school still want us to carry on
    I think it is because they (a) have no idea what is involved and (b) don't understand that any results generated are irrelevant and meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC
    I am wanting to run a pilot, possibly of reduces scale, purely from a curiosity of a "can our network handle it?" point of view.
    Nurse, get the injection. He's going into the relapse.

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    My SMT beleive that the LEA still want them to go through with it

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    So all the goats I sacrificed weren't in vain

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    ..and just to throw a little more petrol on the fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    My SMT beleive that the LEA still want them to go through with it :(
    This could well be true. OFSTED inspectors could decide that the tests are a good way of assessing pupil development in ICT, so why aren't you using them? Don't uninstall anything yet

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    But if they don't make any tests available because they are focusing on changing it then no-one will be able to use it anyway?

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    I vote we collectively set fire to QCA headquarters and end this once and for all :twisted:

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    lol beeswax

    PowerPoint Karaoke - often seen at school assemblies

    Were going all the way with the tests this year!!!!!!

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    Re: Yay?

    Quote Originally Posted by e_g_r
    lol beeswax

    PowerPoint Karaoke - often seen at school assemblies :)

    Were going all the way with the tests this year!!!!!!
    I'm afraid I wasn't joking. OFSTED could very well see this as one ready made assessment of skill levels, so why not use it?

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