The number modules of JAM (replacing the diagnostic interview 'NumPA') are available for years 1-3. There are 2 JAM assessments available and we've included a summary of the changes from the first edition.
Recording JAM assessments
There are 2 JAM assessments available:
JAM - this is based on the original Recording Sheet which includes 9 Modules
JAM (2nd Ed) - this is based on the revised (as at Sept 2013) Recording Sheet and includes 11 modules
For both versions of the JAM ('Junior Assessment of Mathematics') assessment, results can be added, edited and deleted for individual students multiple times. For each Module select the result from the dropdown which displays the Strategy or Knowledge Stage for each level. To allow the modules to be assessed over more than one occasion, a separate "Date Assessed" can be recorded for each Module. See below for summary of changes.
In Analysis, all the assessment results are displayed for the Student, Class and Year level tab views. This is available to export, print, or view.
JAM changes (2014)
- Stages 2-3 have been joined together in the number strategy section as the behavioural indicator relates to counting all.
- A fraction strategy stage, (either stage 2-3, or stage 4), can be assigned from the responses to task 2B.
- Behavioural indicators align with the Number Framework and provide indicators for stage 0-5.
- There have been minor changes made to the numbers used in the forwards and backwards counting sequences.
- The stages of 0-1 and 2-3, have been combined and clear indicators of what each stage means is outlined.
- See the notes on the bottom of page 12 of the Teachers’ Guide for further information.
- There are three new tasks in this section to align more with the Number Framework knowledge section.
- These tasks also use the subitising cards that are the copy-masters for task 7A.
- The new tasks are: 7A (ii), 7A (iii) and 7A (iv).
- There is also a new picture in the Assessment Booklet for task 7C.
- The behavioural indicators have been staged from stage 0-5.
- Modules nine to eleven have had minor language alterations to enable further clarification and to align more with the language children use and understand.
- All of the behavioural indicators describe curriculum levels from pre level 1 to early and at for both level 1 and level 2.
- The indicators should align with the behavioural indicators described in the Teachers’ Guide.
- The left hand side also indicates when to use the assessment booklet for a task and provides space to
- circle correct responses for some tasks.
- Where possible pictorial representations have been replicated from the Teachers’ Guide to the student response record sheet.
- Minor adjustments have made in terms of shading in the fraction section.
- The basic facts examples are now in this booklet and you no longer need a set of cards for these.
- There is now a picture of coloured sticks for task 7A.
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