SLT pathway, Level 3
Outcome: Can track attainment and progress across school
Why it matters: As a school leader it is important to be able to track attainment and progress across the whole of the school. The tools in Classroom Monitor enable you to ensure that check pupils’ current attainment and progress- not just at the end of a key stage or at the end of the year but whenever you want to look at the data. This enables you to quickly identify pupils, groups, and/or subjects where intervention and support may be necessary.
Time to complete: 1 hour
The reports in PROGRESS are designed to give you quick access to your data in a way that is easy to digest, easy to share and fits with current approaches to assessment. There are two key types of data report:
Overview reports: These give high level information that can be shared with governors, the MAT or your board or to be used for SLT monitoring. They can help you to spot issues, identify trends and highlight opportunities for improvement.
Group tracking: Allow you to dig deeper so that you can analyse data for specific groups of children.
External data: Report on data that has been imported into Classroom Monitor.
EYFS: Specific reports for pupils in the Early Years.
Types of data
The PROGRESS reports in Classroom Monitor work with 3 types of data:
Markbook data: Assessment judgements recorded in the markbook are used to generate percentage scores for each pupil in each subject.
External data: Data that was not generated in Classroom Monitor but has been imported. This can include test results and end of key stage data.
Judgements: Recorded by the teacher for each pupil in the Judgements report.
School overview reports
The information in the overview reports is designed to make it simple to monitor high-level attainment and progress by allowing you to quickly view data for up to 3 markbook subjects at a time.
In the table view you will see data for each subject singly, but also a 'Combined' measure across the selected subjects. This prints out easily using the print function on your browser. As an SLT member, it will also help you to explore and address any issues that you find as you can click on any of the numbers to find out the names of the pupils in a cell.
You also have the option to view a graph for each subject, by clicking 'View graph' next to the subject name. This can help you to compare data visually. Graphs can be printed or saved using the menu available from the icon in the top right hand corner
There are three different overview reports that you can select:
School Overview: View data for your whole school. Compare data for year groups and for sub-groups of the whole school.
Year Group Overview: View data for a year group. Compare data for sub-groups in the year group.
Class Group Overview: View data for a class or user-defined group. Compare data for sub-groups in in the class/group.
As you can see in the example above, attainment data in the selected subjects is classified into 5 categories: Sig below, Below, AT, Above, Sig Above. There is also a 'Combined' measure; this classifies pupils as 'Working AT or above' if they are in the 'at' or 'above' category in all 3 subjects selected and 'Not working AT' if they are not. Each cell of the table shows the number and proportion of pupils in the row who fall into that category. You can click on the numbers to find the names of the pupils and you also have the option to view a graph for each subject.
When you generate an overview report, you select the data that you want to appear from the menu.
At the same time, SLT members should select the Attainment Settings that determine which data is placed in which category. The categories are shown with text boxes to type in; so in the example above, you can see that scores between 36% and 50% have been defined as being 'AT'. These settings are to be used as best fits your school's assessment practices and expectations. These are likely to vary over the course of the year, so you should always check that these are appropriate for the data and date selected. The only restrictions are that Sig below starts at 0%, Sig above ends at 100% and certain boxes are greyed out and filled automatically to ensure that there is no overlap between categories. (See Attainment Settings Guidance for more) The Settings used to generate a report will appear in the legend shown at the bottom.
The group tracking reports focus on more detail. The intention is for you to be able to dig down deeper into pupil's attainment and progress to help inform teaching and learning.
This report is designed to compare two sets of data and is a great way of viewing both attainment and progress for a group. For example, you could compare markbook data from the end of last year to current markbook data; compare KS1 data and current markbook or test data; or compare scores in a test with teacher assessment information. When selecting your data, you will set the parameters for each category for each set of data in the same way as in the overview reports.
Whichever data you are comparing, the Matrix will allow you to easily identify pupils who aren't where you would expect them to be:
Pupils in the Sig Below or Below category aren't meeting the expectations that you have set for the group
Pupils on the diagonal are in the same category on both measures; clicking 'show overlay' will highlight this for you. Pupils above or below the diagonal aren't where you would expect them to be. The proportions in each area are shown in the overlay summary below the matrix.
Clicking on the number in a cell will show you the names of the pupils in that cell, or for multiple cells. In this way you can identify pupils who may require some intervention; ideal for use in Pupil Progress Meetings.
There are two types of matrix available in Progress:
Group Matrix: Compare data from different sources. Markbook subjects can only be used if they have objectives tagged to a particular year group.
Ability Matrix: Compare data from a single source on two different dates. This will work for markbook subjects which aren't tagged to a particular year group.
This report collates data from the markbook so that you can analyse a group's attainment in relation to specific aspects of the curriculum. Data can be shown in table or graph format.
This can be useful for identifying areas that a particular group, or year group, needs to work on or for subject leaders wanting to find out more about attainment in their subject.
In the menu, you will need to specify the ability or year group of the objectives to be reported on. Any ability can be selected for a single group of pupils.
This is a table which shows monthly data for individual pupils over the current academic year in a single markbook subject. When generating the table, you will need to specify the ability that you are reporting on.
This report is particularly useful for understanding the attainment of pupils with 'spiky profiles' as you can look at attainment across objectives from up to 4 abilities. You can view the data as a table or a graph.
There are a set of External Data overview reports that allow you to view imported test data at a school, year group and class group level. They work in a similar way to the school overview reports described above and you control which scores are placed in which categories.
The Judgements report allows you to view test data for individuals and you can view up to three columns at a time; this may be 3 different sets of data from the same test or tests taken on different dates. There is also the option to add a teacher judgement as required.
There are three EYFS specific reports:
EYFS Group Report- data on one area of learning for a group. Data can be viewed by individual pupil or by characteristics groups
EYFS Pupil Report- data on multiple areas of learning for a single pupil.
GLD Report- shows data recorded in the EYFS Profile markbook. Includes columns to show EYFS profile total score and whether pupil has a Good Level of Development (GLD).