The update for CASPA 2024 is now available. This applies to Main, Classroom and Guest installations of the CASPA School Module.
What’s in CASPA 2024?
Updating a School Module to CASPA 2024 will:
- Enable all features for the 2023/2024 academic year
- Roll pupil data forward to the new academic year as soon as pupil data is refreshed
- Carry forward all summer 2023 results and 2024 targets from CASPA 2023 into the new academic year fields
- Enable CASPA to support target setting this term by using summer 2023 results and CASPA’s benchmarking as your starting point
When should you update to CASPA 2024?
Normally, we’d say “Do it now; don’t delay!” as you will want the new features, but it would be sensible to check one thing first… Have you added your summer 2023 results to CASPA 2023?
We would strongly recommend that you add these results before you update to CASPA 2024. During the roll forward, CASPA will copy forward summer 2023 results to the new academic year tab as the starting point for this year. This is a one-off process so if you record the summer 2023 results first, and then update to CASPA 2024, up-to-date results will be copied forward. Whilst you’re at it, CASPA will also copy forward 2024 targets, so if you wondered where they came from in the new year’s tab, CASPA helpfully avoided the need for you to re-enter them.
If the answer is “Yes”, you’re in a great place to update immediately.
How do you update from CASPA 2023?
Firstly, make sure you have network and firewall privileges to download and install updates; if not, get your ICT technician to do it. Use CASPA’s ‘Check for updates’ if prompted, or go to System | Check for updates if not, and follow on screen guidance. For a short summary of what you will need to do to update CASPA, click here.
How do you update if you’re still using an older CASPA version?
Depending on how old your installation is, you may have options about how, or if, you update. We have provided an article with a simple flowchart to take you to guidance specific to your existing installation. Click here for this article.
If you need to install CASPA for the first time, or are adding ‘Classroom’ or ‘Guest’ installations, please contact us.