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Spotlight on… Targets vs actuals analysis

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress

Did your pupils meet their targets… or perhaps exceed them?  Or did some fail to achieve certain targets?  Were the targets sufficiently challenging, and how might this influence target setting next year?.

All of these are important questions, and they can all be answered with minimal effort by using carefully focused reports in CASPA, whether you are pin-pointing a certain pupil, or all pupils for a specific subject, class, etc.

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Ignoring category of need

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Features

We know that for most CASPA users, this feels like the instinctively wrong thing to do.  And don’t worry, we’re not removing any features from CASPA that allow you to compare your pupils against those they most meaningfully compare to (in fact, we are looking at doing more of this, not less).  However, when it comes to inspections, you need to be prepared to consider progress using a variety of factors to meet the needs of Inspectors whilst also adequately portraying the real achievement of your pupils.

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The Traffic Light graph… with bells and whistles

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Features

The ‘Comparison of progress vs expectations’ graph is probably in the majority of users’ top two CASPA reports and graphs.  So it is not surprising that we receive a lot of feedback on things that users would love to see added to it’s features.

These have been pretty complicated to develop, but we have enhanced this graph to include most of these in ways that we think will exceed your expectations!

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