Creating your Monitoring Point Zero

Creating your Monitoring Point Zero

The Monitoring Point Zero (MPZ) gradepoint in Connect Interactive is an important starting point for your year 13 students and helps staff set ambitious targets for their groups in the final year leading up to their A levels.

This gradepoint is based on the AS results or internal End of Year 12 Assessments, or a mixture of both.

Over the summer some students may have left your 6th Form provision or dropped some subjects, so the MPZ gradepoint takes the grades of just those students and their subjects continuing to A level and puts them against the A level benchmark.

This gives you at the very start of the Autumn Term:

  • A useful simulation of how your A level progress could look, if nothing changes between the end of Year 12 assessments and the A level results.
  • The information on what areas and which students might be under-performing, to focus on from the start of Year 13.
  • A starting point against which to compare the monitoring grades awarded to students over the forthcoming academic year.

The MPZ grades would become the first set of monitoring grades for Year 13 in Connect Interactive for the Academic Year.

 How to create a Monitoring Point Zero in Connect Interactive

  1. Ensure you have set up a Year 13 student cohort in Connect Data for 2019/20. This can be achieved by importing your current Year 13 Student data from your MIS. Note: you can rollover your student data from your 2018/19 Year 12 cohort using the auto roll-over tool.
  2. Calculate and import your Average GCSE Scores. 
  3. Export your grades from either your AS results or your latest Year 12 monitoring/assessment gradepoint into Excel.
    • Ensure the ID’s are the same as in your Year 13 Student Cohort
    • Remove any student who has not moved into Year 13
    • Remove any subjects from the remaining students if they have been dropped
  4. Ensure all subjects are A levels.
  5. Create a new Monitoring Point. You can choose any notation up to 12 characters, but please keep it short and use a notation that gives maximum information for your users of Connect Interactive for example, 20.Y13.MPZ tells staff that the data is for 2019/20 Year 13 students with a data point called MPZ
    • Import your tidied excel file of student IDs, subjects and grades
  6. Publish your MPZ Grades to Connect.


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