PIVATS Data Collection and Analysis Service
PIVATS is appropriate for a wide range of pupils with needs that are additional to or different from other learners. This includes pupils:
PIVATS is based upon attainment within the stated range but it is not disability specific, age-specific or linked to any type of provision.
PIVATS is an extended version of the revised P Scales and National Curriculum levels.
Each of the level descriptions expressed as P1(i) to P8 and 1C to 4 has been differentiated into five stepping stones to lead to the P Scale milestone and National Curriculum level 4.
In English, we have chosen to develop two separate but complementary sections within speaking and listening to reflect the development of expression and comprehension skills within language and communication. The English elements of PIVATS are closely linked to the Framework for teaching the National Literacy Strategy and the National Strategy for key stage 3:
Similarly in Mathematics, the PIVATS elements take full account of the Framework for teaching the National Numeracy Strategy and the National Strategy for key stage 3:
In the Science elements of PIVATS, we have chosen to develop separate but complementary sections for scientific enquiry, life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes:
We have also chosen to retain the original P Scales (1998) for Personal and Social Development but extended them to take account of the criteria for measuring emotional and behavioural development published by DfES and QCA in 2001 in "Supporting school improvement - Emotional and behavioural development":
In ICT we have:
By providing additional guidance in monitoring and target setting for individual pupils and specific groups of pupils, such as boys or girls, different ability groups or different ethnic groups.
As part of the target setting process some of our pupils will be set PIVATS improvement targets which will allow us to track their achievements in more detail.