# How are the recommendations calculated?

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Below describes how the thresholds have been worked out for indicating whether a pupil needs an intervention:

#### Shine Maths

The questions in each test are analysed and divided into Areas of Learning. So, for example: there are 7 questions that fall under the area of learning: written addition and subtraction. If the student scores less than 50% for those 7 questions, an intervention is suggested.

The questions in each test are analysed and divided into Areas of Learning The reports then identify pupils who made more errors in an Area of Learning than 50%+ of pupils in the cohort of pupils whose results were used to standardise the tests. In this way, it identifies pupils whose performance is in the bottom 40–50% of each cohort.

For example: there are 10 questions that fall under the Area of Learning: Retrieval. The total number of questions that 55% or more of the sample got correct for Retrieval is then took this away from the overall total. If there were 10 marks available and 55% or more pupils got 6 questions right, then an intervention would be recommended for pupils who got 4 or more marks incorrect.