This help page takes you through two simple ways to demonstrate progress in Classroom Monitor by using the Overview and Matrix Reports.

  1. Matrix Reports: There are two types of matrix report.

    1. Group Matrix: Allows you to review data from different sources (External DataMarkbook DataJudgements) and compare them across two points in time. 

    2. Ability Matrix: Allows you to review markbook data from 2 points in time.


  2. Markbook Overview Reports: These allow you to compare attainment from two points in time and model the movement between these dates using the overview terminology, identifying which pupils are below, at or above in terms of progress. 

The Group Matrix

The group matrix allows you to review data from 2 different sources and/or data on 2 different dates and compare them against one another.  Full instructions on loading up a Group Matrix report can be found on the following help page: Group Matrix

To load up a Group Matrix:

  1. Go to progress, click Group Matrix.

  2. Choose your class or group 

  3. Choose the data you would like to display running horizontally (Selection 1) and the data you would like to run vertically (Selection 2)

The 'Curriculum/External Data Import' drop down allows for either Imported Data (External Data or Judgements) or markbook data, by selecting the appropriate curriculum, to be selected. 

The 'Show Settings' drop down provides the mark range and thresholds for your selection.  Adjusting these determines which of the attainment bands a result will fall into. Guidance for thresholds using markbook data can be found here: Attainment Settings Guidance.

Once the two selections have been made, press 'Load Report'.

Pupils are plotted onto the matrix based on the two selections and the settings that have been applied.  Each box in the matrix can be clicked on to display pupil names on the right hand side.

Common uses for the Matrix:

  1. Comparing progress over time: Choose the same type of data in each selection but adjust the date. Put the earlier date in Selection 1 and later date in Selection 2.  An overlay is automatically applied to the report when loaded and helps to highlight how many pupils have made better than expected progress. 

  2. Moderation - compare internal and external data: Choose test data or external data in Selection 1 and your own internal/mark book data in Selection 2. This compares like for like data and looks for any mismatches. Any child sat in the diagonal line from top left to bottom right of the grid has matching data from both sources. 

School Overview, Year Group Overview and Class Group Overview

The progress view on the Overview Reports compares two attainment points to provide information of how the  pupils have progressed in this period.  Full instructions on loading an Overview Report for progress can be found here: Overview Reports.

To view progress on the Overview reports, different Start and End dates must be selected.  The Attainment Settings will need to be set for each for the Start and End Dates respectively.  The 'Attainment Settings' are for the End Date and the 'Progress Settings' control the Start Date:

Suggested attainment settings can be found on the following help page: Attainment Settings Guidance.

Pupils are categorised in to one of five bands.  This is calculated based on their end position in relation to their start position as outlined in the below table:

Please note that a pupil who maintains a position of ‘Above’ to ‘Above’ will show in the ‘Above’ band for progress. A pupil who maintains a position of ‘Sig Above’ to ‘Sig Above’ will show in the ‘Sig Above’ band in the overview report.