Target Tracker V16 is Now Available
We are delighted to inform you that Target Tracker Version 16 is now available to download.
It has a number of key improvements, following the DfE EYFS 2020 Framework, outlined below.
New Attainment Termly Comparison Report
Added in response to user feedback, the new Attainment Termly Comparison works with EYFS and Primary. The report allows you to compare the percentage of pupils at age related expectations between any time period to identify changes and issues. It also, for Primary, allows you to compare user test scores in the same way. So, if you use a consistently scored test, you can identify trends against those tests over time.
New EYFS 2020
The most significant update is full support for the new EYFS 2020 framework in place for early adopter schools this year ahead of it’s full rollout next academic year.
The current EYFS has been renamed to EYFS 2012 (the year it became statutory) with the new EYFS 2020 in its own menu. Both have their own dedicated reports and assessments to allow historical data to be viewed or support a staggered adoption of the new EYFS in your setting.
The DfE released the new Development Matters in early September and we are pleased to say these have been integrated into the new Target Tracker release.
- The DfE have changed the names of the bands to simplify them. So Band 40-60 is now Reception with the other band names matching their associated year group name.
- The DfE have not split the new Development Matters into Aspects so we have done so for the Nursery and Reception bands.
- The DfE have only produced a single set of statements for ages 0-3 so we have replicated these in each band and Aspect giving you the freedom to decide where they best fit.
- EYFS 2020 includes a new function, not previously available in EYFS, called Statement Groups. This function allows you to choose the statements you want to filter and give it a name, perfect if you want to tweak where the objectives in the bands below Nursery are assessed.
- Another new feature of the EYFS 2020 DMs are the Observation Checkpoints. These are designed to help you to notice whether a child is at risk of falling behind in their development. Target Tracker v16 incudes a built in Statement Group to highlight all of these. Perfect for the Gap Analysis report where you can review group attainment for pupils.
Remember that it is only schools who registered with the DfE as Early Adopters that are eligible to send the new Early Learning Goal assessments at the end of this academic year.
The EYFS and Primary Statement Overview reports now allow you to enter assessments. This is useful if you spot a gap when viewing the report as you can now make the change directly without having to run the main Statements assessment tool. The Options menu in the report allows you to Enable Assessment to make use of this features.
The popular Identify Names feature has been added to more reports.
CTF 20 is now supported to allow import of pupils.
Introducing EYFS 2020 Webinar
We’re here to support you with all the recent changes happening in education, which is why we’re running a new training course: Introducing EYFS 2020 – Target Tracker.
Make the most of Target Tracker and be confident using the system with all the new features with our one hour webinar – hosted online for your ease and convenience.
- The new EYFS 2020 statutory framework
- The differences from EYFS 2012
- Focusing on the changes to the Aspects within the Areas of Learning
- Changes to statutory assessment
- How Target Tracker can help with all of the above
The course is recommended to anyone involved in delivering the EYFS curriculum, in particular, early adopters.
This course is available to Target Tracker subscribers for £75 +VAT per delegate and each school will be invoiced upon booking.