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Last updated on 5 November 2018
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Ofsted has warned against excessive use of data to assess pupil performance because it is not always reliable. Here are 5 common data practices that you could stop doing, and strategies to use instead, to identify what your pupils know and drive down teacher workload.

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  1. Stop trying to make precise predictions of pupil outcomes
  2. Stop using 'flight paths' to track pupil performance
  3. Avoid analysing very small groups at school level
  4. Stop trying to predict progress 8 scores
  5. Don't expect too much of assessment data
  6. Get stakeholders on board

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