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What not to do with pupil performance data

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

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