Available in Spider Version 2012.03.07.XX and above.
The PAT tests are standard tests for Numeracy, Literacy, Speaking etc used by New Zealand Schools. Once the tests have been sat by students the school receives back the Raw Score or Grade for each student that then needs to be entered into a PAT Result xml that will calculate the Percentile and Stanine based on the PAT result table attached to the area of assessment. For more detail on PAT visit the PCSchool Website.
PCSchool has now added the ability in the Spider for Teachers to forcefully recalculate the Percentile and Stanine should the wrong result table have been attached when originally generated.
If in Result Entry the teacher selects an xml format with ‘PAT’ in the name, two additional options will be displayed in the view as shown below:
Recalculate On Save – means do you want to forcefully recalculate the data base on the result table attached to the subject/area of assessment.
PAT Submission Date – is the date of the PAT tests. Based on the date entered here, the students age is calculated.
Once you Save or Submit the data the new / recalculated scores will be returned and the Submission date displayed in the result entry view:
Note: the Date Submitted beside each student is a datalabel in the xml and can only be generated based on the date entered at the top, Teachers cannot enter or edit this field manually.