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Post date: Thursday, 29 May 2014

Real progress from the PATS

You’ve tested with the PATs. You have the results.  Exactly how much progress have your students made over the year and is this average, below average or accelerated for their year group?

Some questions for you:

- how well have they done since the last assessment?

- is their progress average, below average, or accelerated?

If you use the Stanine to show progress, you may find they’ve gone from Stanine 5 to Stanine 5. You know they’ve made average progress for the year but you want to know how much.  It’s time to look at the scale score.


  • Each subject has its own scale - patm    patc   patv   patpg  patl  star

  • You can track a student’s progress with the scale throughout their schooling to Year 10

  • There is an average scale score progress for each year group, so you can compare your students’ progress against it

  • Each Manual has a Table of Mean Scale Scores (see attached PAT info sheet)

NOW you have a measure of average, below average, and accelerated progress.

 If you would like to discuss any of these points further, please don’t hesitate to call or email. Education Adviser, (04) 802 1386,
PDF icon PAT Info sheet 2014.pdf205.33 KB

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