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What not to do with pupil performance data
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.
- Stop trying to make precise predictions of pupil outcomes
- Stop using 'flight paths' to track pupil performance
- Avoid analysing very small groups at school level
- Stop trying to predict progress 8 scores
- Don't expect too much of assessment data
- Get stakeholders on board
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