The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT)

Tracking Progress

The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT):
Tracking Progress

Using PaCT reports

The Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT): Tracking Progress

Using PaCT reports

Understanding the data displays

PaCT delivers a range of reporting options for Kāhui Ako leaders, school leaders, and teachers. Reporting is presented at an individual student level, class level, school level, or Kāhui Ako level. The reports make use of two data displays (graphs) and a tabular view of the data.

1. Reports based on aspect judgments
These reports are based on the aspect judgments made by teachers for each student. The information is displayed using the aspects and signposts of the Learning Progression Frameworks (LPFs).

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2. Reports based on overall judgments
These reports are based on the PaCT score ranges that are generated from the aspect judgments made by teachers for each student. 

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3. Base data series
The base data series represents the data from the aspect judgments and overall judgments reports in tabular format. There is both an aggregate (counts and percentages) and a student view of the data. The base data series for aggregate reports involving PaCT scale scores can be downloaded in a csv-file format (suitable for use in spreadsheet programs such as Excel).

Reports for teachers

PaCT provides teachers with two reports about their class (or classes) and three reports about the individual students they teach.

1. Class: PaCT ranges report

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This report shows the PaCT scale range for each student in the class based on the latest confirmed overall judgments made for reading, writing, or mathematics.
This report is useful for informing teachers about the distribution of achievement across their class.


2. Class: Aspect judgments report

class report 

This report shows how the class is distributed across the signposts that make up each aspect of reading, writing or mathematics. The size of the circle indicates the proportion of the students in the class who are at that signpost. Clicking on a circle lists the names of the students judged to be at that signpost.

This report is useful for helping teachers to understand the range of knowledge and skills in their class in relation to each aspect of reading, writing, or mathematics. This information is useful for planning teaching and learning programmes.


3. Student: Progress report

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This report shows a student’s achievement and progress and indicates how this compares with curriculum expectations. The report comprises four components:

  • the student’s progress in relation to both curriculum expectations and typical student progress, and a projection of the student’s likely progress over the next year;
  • a short description which gives an overview of what students can usually do when they achieve at that of the PaCT scale;
  • the student’s most recent achievement profile across the aspects of the PaCT reading, writing, or mathematics framework;
  • the opportunity to record comments about the student’s next learning steps and ways to support learning at home.

This report is useful for supporting conversations about students’ learning with students, parents, and whānau.


4. Student: Judgments over time report

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This report shows the aspect judgments made for a single student in reading, writing, or mathematics. You can scroll through all of the judgments made for the student over time.

This report is useful for providing a detailed view of a student’s achievement in each of the aspects of reading, writing, or mathematics over time.


5. Student: Judgments for your class

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This report shows the aspect judgments made for the individual students in your class. You can scroll through the students one by one.

This report is useful for providing a detailed view of your students’ achievement in each of the aspects of reading, writing, or mathematics.

Reports for schools

While the class and student reports can be used by teachers, principals, and school leaders, PaCT also provides a school-level report specifically aimed at school leaders and principals. The school report can only be viewed by users of PaCT who have leader access.

School: PaCT judgments

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The school-level report provides a view of the overall judgments for the entire school. The data can be filtered by gender and ethnicity.

The school-level data used for this report can be downloaded as a .csv file so that further analysis can be carried out.

This report is useful for informing the school’s self-review and planning, and for reporting to the Board of Trustees and the community.

 

Reports for Kāhui Ako

If your school is using PaCT and is part of a Kāhui Ako, you can choose to share information from PaCT across your network. PaCT only aggregates data from schools that have opted into Kahui Ako reporting.  

Kāhui Ako: Year level report

kahui ako 1This report provides a view of the overall judgments across all schools who have chosen to participate in Kāhui Ako reporting. You can also choose to view your school’s data as a comparison series.

This report is useful for providing a high-level picture of progress and achievement the Kāhui Ako, and helps school leaders to get a sense of where their school is in relation to the Kāhui Ako.

 

Kāhui Ako: Cross-school report

kahui ako 2This report shows an overview of the overall judgments for each year-level cohort in the schools that have chosen to participate in Kāhui Ako reporting. The data used for this report can be downloaded as a .csv file so that further analysis can be carried out.

 This report is useful for providing a year-level picture of progress and achievement in the Kāhui Ako, helping school leaders and across-school teachers to get a sense of where each school is in relation to other schools in the Kāhui Ako, and informing decisions about specific interventions.

Kāhui Ako: Aspect judgments report

kahui ako 3This report shows how the students in each year level are distributed across the signposts that make up each aspect of reading, writing or mathematics. Schools that have chosen to participate in Kāhui Ako reporting are included. The size of the circle indicates the proportion of the students in the Kāhui Ako who are at that signpost. Clicking on a circle lists the names of the schools and the number of students in each school judged to be at that signpost.

This report is useful for helping across-school teachers to understand the range of knowledge and skills in their Kāhui Ako in relation to each aspect of reading, writing, or mathematics, and planning professional learning programmes. 

 

PaCT-reports-resources-under-development (132 KB pdf)
An introduction to using PaCT reports.
Beverley from Devonprt Primary School describes their experiences of using PaCT reports with parents.
Lorraine from Lynmore Primary School explains how they use elements of the student progress report to co-construct reports with parents.
Alistair from Kairanga School emphasises that PaCT is a powerful tool to support reporting to parents.