ASP: analysing your data (secondary)Analysing your performance data is a key part of understanding your school’s performance and improving your teaching and learning. Read our guide on using Analyse School Performance (ASP) – the RAISEonline replacement service – so you know what data is available to you and what to focus on.
High, middle and low attainers: definitionPupils are grouped together as high, middle or low attainers in the Key Stage 2 and 4 performance tables. Get to grips with how this is calculated based on pupils' levels at the end of KS1 and KS2, and how it isn't possible to do this with scaled scores.
Attainment and progress: know the differenceWhen it comes to measuring pupil performance, attainment and progress can become easily confused. Be clear about the difference so you can effectively analyse your school’s performance data.
EYFS: expectations of progressWhat counts as expected progress in the EYFS? We explain that the DfE sets no specific expectation of progress in the EYFS, while Ofsted judges progress in terms of starting points and age-related expectations. We also look at a case study on demonstrating progress from an 'outstanding' school.
Progress measures: pupils with SENWhat are the progress measures for pupils with SEN? We relay guidance from the DfE explaining that all pupils, including those with SEN, are included in whole-school progress measures. We also explain the impact of the government's response to the Rochford report consultation.
Removal of the floor and coasting standardsThe DfE will instead use an Ofsted ‘requires improvement’ judgement as the sole basis for an ‘offer of support’. Read more about the changes and find out what support you'll receive.
KS1-2 progress scores: disadvantaged pupilsIs there national data on the progress scores of disadvantaged pupils? We link to the latest data from the Department for Education showing the progress scores of disadvantaged pupils compared to all other pupils. We also link to our article on analysing data from Analyse School Performance.
Primary school performance data: pupils with SENWhat is the national performance of primary pupils with SEN? This article points to information on the latest data available on pupils with special educational needs (SEN). It also looks at national data for pupils with various kinds of SEN for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Attainment data: GCSE results by prior attainmentIs there national GCSE data by Key Stage (KS) 2 grades? We relay the revised KS4 data based on students' prior attainment, with data also broken down by gender. We also set out how prior attainment bands are defined in the performance measures.
National performance data: secondary schoolsStay up to date with performance data with this summary of the most recent secondary performance data releases. Read headline national attainment figures for Key Stage 4 and post-16. You'll also find links to data from previous years.
Calculating progress 8 scoresRead our guidance to understand the methodology behind your school's progress 8 score. We look at prior attainment - for pupils with and without KS2 data - and explain how confidence intervals work. We also link to information on progress tracking without having to predict progress 8 scores.
KS4 performance tables: who is included?How are pupils included in the Key Stage (KS) 4 performance tables? This article explains that pupils on roll at the time of the January census are counted in a school’s data in the performance tables. It also addresses how a school can apply to remove pupils from its data.
Post-16 performance measures: an overviewLearn about the 5 headline measures in the 16-18 performance tables, and how students are included within them. You'll also find out about the use of disadvantage measures, and the additional attainment and retention measures which are in place.
Progress 8: does it apply to PRUs?Will the progress 8 measure apply to AP academies and PRUs? Pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision (AP) academies are not subject to progress 8 floor standards. We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how PRUs can demonstrate that pupils are making good progress.
Progress 8 in special schoolsDoes progress 8 apply to special schools? This article cites guidance from the Department for Education on how progress 8 applies to special schools. It points to further articles on calculating progress 8 scores, and on how special schools can benchmark their data.
Progress 8: which qualifications count?Progress 8 divides different subjects into elements. We explain what these elements are and which qualifications are eligible for inclusion. We also explain how discounting will affect multiple qualifications taken in the same subject.
Pupils in the KS4 performance tables: FAQsWhich pupils are included in the Key Stage (KS) 4 performance tables? We answer some frequently asked questions about which groups of pupils are included in the KS4 performance tables. We look at pupils who leave and join the school, dual-registered pupils and part-time pupils.
Summarising primary school ASP dataIs there a form for presenting a primary school’s ASP data? We link to a template for summarising Analyse School Performance (ASP), and relay advice on working with governors to analyse data.
Analysing KS5 dataWe have brought together guidance on how to analyse your KS5 performance data from our associate education expert. We also look at the next steps you should take when looking at the findings.
Analysing your exclusions and behaviour dataFind out how to embed analysis of this data into your practice. You'll be able to support school improvement and show Ofsted you're proactive in identifying and addressing issues. Here's what to look for and how to take action.
Benchmarking performance data in special schoolsHow can special schools benchmark performance against similar schools? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how special schools can measure their performance and compare it. We also look at examples of benchmarking procedures.
Closing the gap: identifying groups to trackOur guidance helps you identify which pupil groups to track. Our associate expert suggests how to compare different pupil groups for monitoring progress and attainment, and we link to our CPD resources on closing gaps.
KS2 to KS4: are there suggested flight paths?Is there a suggested 'flight path' from KS2 to the end of KS4? We relay information on this from the DfE. We also include advice from an expert on using the curriculum to set a trajectory from KS2 to KS4.
Monitoring progress without predicting progress 8How can we monitor progress without relying on progress 8 predictions? We look at why progress 8 predictions are inadvisable for students going through Key Stage 4 – and set out some alternatives ideas from one of our associate education experts.
Reporting achievement of disadvantaged pupils to governorsOur template allows you to report the achievement of pupils eligible for the pupil premium to governors, as well as details of the pupil premium expenditure. We also relay examples of how schools are reporting this in their pupil premium reports, and advise on the use of individual case studies.
Tracking progress: collecting and analysing dataOur associate education expert explains how you can develop a system for tracking pupil attainment and progress. We explain how to approach data collection, which data to collect and how to analyse it.
Using data to support school improvementThere is a lot of data available to schools - so we've created a downloadable guide on how to use it to support school improvement planning, when to use it throughout the year and who should be involved. You will also find case studies on how three schools use data.