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Topic: Features

Analysing attainment and progress for a previous year’s cohort

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Features

Have you ever wondered where your CASPA data for last year’s leavers can be found?  CASPA doesn’t delete older data; it just, by default, displays data, and analyses progress, for this year’s on-roll cohort.  There will, however, be occasions where you will want to analyse progress for pupils who were on roll in a previous year and CASPA can easily enable you to, effectively, turn back the clock.

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Is it time to change your assessment system?

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Features, Managing Data

Schools often contact us with a similar queries along the lines of “I want (or think I need) to change my assessment system.” and “Does SGA Systems have any feedback from other schools about what systems to go for?”  By all accounts, some of the old favourites are past their best, or have been changed in ways that are undesirable, and there are a number of new options around.

Hopefully this article will give you the full picture but, in essence, our advice is to hold fire until you are sure what you want and that it has some longevity.

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Key Stage reporting in CASPA

Posted in Analysing Attainment & Progress, Features

Schools need to be able to judge progress at many different levels – for individuals, groups of pupils and at the whole-schools level, and also over various periods of time – within a year, one years, more than one year, and across key stages.  Key stage reporting has always, and remains the mainstay of discussions with external agencies such as Ofsted, advisors and SIPs, plus Governing bodies.  Schools also want to compare progress against a range of expectations if possible, including CASPA’s benchmarking, levels, quartiles and compare actual progress and target progress against these benchmarks.

KS Reporting

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