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PIVATS 5... coming soon!

The 5th Edition of PIVATS will be launched in the Autumn term.

Following feedback from schools this edition of PIVATS will again take the form of a hard copy binder with an accompanying CD.

The 5th Edition of PIVATS is being designed in the following way:

  • The P Scales aspect of PIVATS will remain the same – the only changes will be from the old Level 1 upwards.
  • The overall framework and approach of PIVATS will remain the same. Practitioners are used to this way of working and the aim is to ensure that data is not significantly compromised.
  • Reading, writing and maths are currently being rewritten so that they are more in line with the new curriculum and will be released in the new PIVATS 5 folder along with PSD.
    (Science, computing and speaking & listening will be released as an update pack at a later date TBC)

More details will continue to be released as we get closer to the Autumn.

Assessment of learning, performance monitoring and effective target setting for all pupils

PIVATS was first published in 1999 and since its introduction it has become a leader in the assessment of pupils working within the P Scales and up to National Curriculum Level 4.

As well as its use throughout the UK the fourth edition of PIVATS is now being adopted by Local Authorities and District School boards across Australia, Canada, South Africa and other parts of the world.

Make a difference for your pupils working below national expectations, get PIVATS today!

Product focus: The PIVATS Moderation Folder

PIVATS moderation examples

This new tool from the PIVATS team contains examples of PIVATS assessments with a commentary and supporting evidence so that teachers can ensure that there is consistency and reliability in their judgements.

This tool comes in two parts – a hard copy folder and a CD Rom.

To view example pages from the CD version please select the 'Samples' page.

"When evaluating pupils’ achievement, inspectors should evaluate the school’s arrangements for ensuring the accuracy of its pupil performance data as there is no statutory moderation of P scales and this can lead to misinterpretation.

There should be rigorous moderation arrangements within school and across a local authority to assure the accuracy of the progress data being used by the school."

Ofsted: Subsidiary guidance,
January 2012, No. 110166

To order a copy please select the 'Order PIVATS' link from the right handside of this page.

This document is designed to be used in conjunction with PIVATS 4. This folder cannot be used as a stand-alone assessment tool.