Dataset Description


MCS3 Teacher Survey Dataset

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Case Quantity



Name Label
Text MCSID MCS Research ID
Numeric CNUM Cohort Child Number
Code MAIL CCTS: Stage at which questionnaire productive
Code QVER CCTS: Questionnaire version
Code DOCM CCTS: Date of Completion MONTH
Code DOCY CCTS: Date of Completion YEAR
Code Q1A_1 CCTS: DA - interest in classroom activities
Code Q1A_2 CCTS: DA - Dresses, undresses and manages own hygiene with adult support
Code Q1A_3 CCTS: DA - Displays high levels of involvement in activities
Code Q1A_4 CCTS: DA - Dresses and undresses independently and manages own hygiene
Code Q1A_5 CCTS: DA - Selects and uses activities and resources independently
Code Q1A_6 CCTS: DA - Continues to be interested, motivated and excited to learn
Code Q1A_7 CCTS: DA - Confident to try new activities, etc in a familiar group
Code Q1A_8 CCTS: DA - Maintains attention and concentrates
Code Q1A_9 CCTS: DA - Sustains involvement and perseveres, particularly problems
Numeric RAWDA CCTS: DA - Disposition and Attitudes raw score
Code Q1B_1 CCTS: SD - Plays alongside others
Code Q1B_2 CCTS: SD - Builds relationships through gesture and talk
Code Q1B_3 CCTS: SD - Takes turns and shares with adult support
Code Q1B_4 CCTS: SD - Works as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing
Code Q1B_5 CCTS: SD - Forms good relationships with adults and peers
Code Q1B_6 CCTS: SD - Understands that there need to to be agreed values behaviour
Code Q1B_7 CCTS: SD - Understands that people have different needs, etc
Code Q1B_8 CCTS: SD - Understands that s/he can expect others to treat needs with respect
Code Q1B_9 CCTS: SD - Takes into account the ideas of others
Numeric RAWSD CCTS: SD - Social Development raw score
Code Q1C_1 CCTS: ED - Separates from main carer with support
Code Q1C_2 CCTS: ED - Communicates freely about home and community
Code Q1C_3 CCTS: ED - Expresses needs and feelings in appropriate ways
Code Q1C_4 CCTS: ED - Responds to significant experiences, showing a range of feelings
Code Q1C_5 CCTS: ED - Has a developing awareness of own needs, and of others
Code Q1C_6 CCTS: ED - Has a developing respect for own culture and of others
Code Q1C_7 CCTS: ED - Considers the consequences of words and actions
Code Q1C_8 CCTS: ED - Understands what is right and what is wrong, and why
Code Q1C_9 CCTS: ED - Displays a strong and positive sense of self-identity
Numeric RAWED CCTS: ED - Emotional Development raw score
Numeric RAWPSE CCTS: PSE - Personal, Social, Emotional Development raw score
Code Q2A_1 CCTS: LCT - Listens and responds
Code Q2A_2 CCTS: LCT - Initiates communication with others etc
Code Q2A_3 CCTS: LCT - Talks activities through, reflecting on and modifying actions
Code Q2A_4 CCTS: LCT - Listens with enjoyment; sustains attentive listening
Code Q2A_5 CCTS: LCT- Uses language to imagine and to recreate roles and experiences
Code Q2A_6 CCTS: LCT - Interacts with others, negotiates, takes turns
Code Q2A_7 CCTS: LCT - Uses talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking etc
Code Q2A_8 CCTS: LCT - Speaks clearly with confidence and control etc
Code Q2A_9 CCTS: LCT - Talks and listens confidently and with control etc
Numeric RAWLCT CCTS: LCT - Language for Communication and Thinking raw score
Code Q2B_1 CCTS: LSL - Joins in rhyming and rhythmic activities
Code Q2B_2 CCTS: LSL - Shows an awareness of rhyme and alliteration
Code Q2B_3 CCTS: LSL - Links some sounds to letters
Code Q2B_4 CCTS: LSL - Links sounds to letters, naming and sounding letters
Code Q2B_5 CCTS: LSL - Hears and says initial and final sounds in words
Code Q2B_6 CCTS: LSL - Hears and says vowel sounds within words
Code Q2B_7 CCTS: LSL - Uses phonic knowledge to read simple and regular words
Code Q2B_8 CCTS: LSL - Attempts to read more complex words, using phonic knowledge
Code Q2B_9 CCTS: LSL - Uses knowledge of letters, sounds and words when reading & writing
Numeric RAWLSL CCTS: LSL - Linking Sounds and Letters raw score
Code Q2C_1 CCTS: R - Is developing an interest in books
Code Q2C_2 CCTS: R - Knows that print conveys meaning
Code Q2C_3 CCTS: R - Recognises a few familiar words
Code Q2C_4 CCTS: R - Knows direction that own language, print is read in
Code Q2C_5 CCTS: R - Shows an understanding of the elements of stories
Code Q2C_6 CCTS: R - Reads a range of familiar and common words independently
Code Q2C_7 CCTS: R - Retells narratives in the correct sequence etc
Code Q2C_8 CCTS: R - Shows an understanding of how information can be found
Code Q2C_9 CCTS: R - Reads books of own choice with some fluency and accuracy
Numeric RAWREAD CCTS: R - Reading raw score
Code Q2D_1 CCTS: W - Experiments with mark-mixing, sometimes ascribing meaning
Code Q2D_2 CCTS: W - Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning
Code Q2D_3 CCTS: W - Represents some sounds correctly in writing
Code Q2D_4 CCTS: W - Writes own name and other words from memory
Code Q2D_5 CCTS: W - Holds a pencil and uses it to form recognisable letters
Code Q2D_6 CCTS: W - Attempts writing for a variety of purposes
Code Q2D_7 CCTS: W - Uses phonic knowledge to write simple words
Code Q2D_8 CCTS: W - Begins to form captions and simple sentences
Code Q2D_9 CCTS: W - Communicates meaning through phrases and simple sentences
Numeric RAWWRITE CCTS: W - Writing raw score
Numeric RAWLIT CCTS: CLL - Communication, Language, Literacy raw score
Code Q3A_1 CCTS: NLC - Says some number names in familiar contexts eg nursery rhymes
Code Q3A_2 CCTS: NLC - Counts reliably up to three everyday objects
Code Q3A_3 CCTS: NLC - Counts reliably up to six everyday objects
Code Q3A_4 CCTS: NLC - Says number names in order
Code Q3A_5 CCTS: NLC - Recognises numberals 1 to 9
Code Q3A_6 CCTS: NLC - Counts reliably up to 10 everyday objects
Code Q3A_7 CCTS: NLC - Orders numbers up to 10
Code Q3A_8 CCTS: NLC - Uses developing mathematical ideas and methods to solves problems
Code Q3A_9 CCTS: NLC - Recognises, counts, orders, writes and uses numbers up to 20
Numeric RAWNLC CCTS: NLC - Numbers as Labels and for Counting raw score
Code Q3B_1 CCTS: C - Responds to the vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction
Code Q3B_2 CCTS: C - Recognises differences in quantity when comparing sets of objects
Code Q3B_3 CCTS: C - Finds one more or one less from a group of up to five objects
Code Q3B_4 CCTS: C - Relates addition to combining two groups
Code Q3B_5 CCTS: C - Relates subtraction to taking away
Code Q3B_6 CCTS: C - In practical activities uses adding and subtracting vocabulary
Code Q3B_7 CCTS: C - Finds one more or one less than a number from 1 to 10
Code Q3B_8 CCTS: C - Uses developing mathematical ideas and methods
Code Q3B_9 CCTS: C - Uses a range of strategies for add / subtraction eg number bonds
Numeric RAWCALC CCTS: C - Calculating raw score
Code Q3C_1 CCTS: SSM - Experiments with range of objects and materials showing awareness
Code Q3C_2 CCTS: SSM - Sorts or matches objects and talks about sorting
Code Q3C_3 CCTS: SSM - Describes shapes in simple models, pictures and patterns
Code Q3C_4 CCTS: SSM - Talks about, recognises and recreates simple patterns
Code Q3C_5 CCTS: SSM - Uses everyday words to describe position
Code Q3C_6 CCTS: SSM - Uses language such as 'circle' or 'bigger' to describe
Code Q3C_7 CCTS: SSM - Uses language such as 'greater', 'smaller', to compare quantities
Code Q3C_8 CCTS: SSM - Uses developing mathematical ideas
Code Q3C_9 CCTS: SSM - Uses mathematical language to describe
Numeric RAWSSM CCTS: SSM - Shapes, Space and Measures raw score
Numeric RAWMATH CCTS: MD - Mathematical Development raw score
Code Q4_1 CCTS: KUW - Shows curiosity and interest by exploring surroundings
Code Q4_2 CCTS: KUW - Observes, selects and manipulates objects and materials.
Code Q4_3 CCTS: KUW - Identifies obvious similarities and differences
Code Q4_4 CCTS: KUW - Investigates places, objects, materials
Code Q4_5 CCTS: KUW - Asks questions about why things happen and how things work.
Code Q4_6 CCTS: KUW - Finds out past and present events in own life
Code Q4_7 CCTS: KUW - Finds out about the uses of everyday techniques
Code Q4_8 CCTS: KUW - Builds and constructs with a wide range of objects
Code Q4_9 CCTS: KUW - Communicates simple planning for investigations and constructions
Numeric RAWKUW CCTS: KUW - Knowledge and Understanding of the World raw score
Code Q5_1 CCTS: PD - Moves spontaneously showing some control and co-ordination
Code Q5_2 CCTS: PD - Moves with confidence in a variety of ways, awareness of space
Code Q5_3 CCTS: PD - Usually shows appropriate control in large, small scale movements
Code Q5_4 CCTS: PD - Moves with confidence, imagination and in safety
Code Q5_5 CCTS: PD - Demonstrates fine motor control and co-ordination
Code Q5_6 CCTS: PD - Uses small and large equipment showing a range of basic skills
Code Q5_7 CCTS: PD - Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely
Code Q5_8 CCTS: PD - Recognises the importance of keeping healthy
Code Q5_9 CCTS: PD - Repeats, links, and adapts simple movements
Numeric RAWPD CCTS: PD - Physical Development raw score
Code Q6_1 CCTS: CD - Explores different media and responds to various experiences.
Code Q6_2 CCTS: CD - Creates simple representation of events, people and objects
Code Q6_3 CCTS: CD - Tries to capture experiences by using a variety of different media
Code Q6_4 CCTS: CD - Sings simple songs from memory
Code Q6_5 CCTS: CD - Explores colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2or3 dimensions
Code Q6_6 CCTS: CD - Recognises and explores how sounds can be changed
Code Q6_7 CCTS: CD - Uses imagination in art and design, music, dance
Code Q6_8 CCTS: CD - Expresses and communicates ideas, thoughts
Code Q6_9 CCTS: CD - Expresses feelings and preferences in response to artwork, drama
Numeric RAWCD CCTS: CD - Creative Development raw score
Numeric RAWTOT CCTS: Total Raw Score
Code Q7_1 CCTS: Which of the following best describes the child's ability in Welsh
Code Q7_2 CCTS: Is this an Irish-medium school?
Code Q7_3 CCTS: Please state in which language the child is educated
Numeric SCHOOL_ANON Anonymised school
Numeric LEA_ANON Anonymised LEA