Attainment is usually measured in terms of the numbers and percentages working at or above expected for their age.
Some schools measure progress by simply looking at how the % on track changes term to term though out a year. If you are measuring each term against the end of year expectations this will work well. If you are, however, measuring progress against expectations for each term there is no guarantee that the figures will improve though the Year. An alternative measurement of progress is to use a points score and measure the jump in stages each term. Progress is usually measured since the previous summer – so progress each term as pupils move through each year using the previous Summer as the baseline. Primary schools will additionally want to show progress since prior attainment at KS1 Progress can also be measured against end of year or end of Key Stage Targets. It is completely up to schools how they want to measure attainment and progress as we can provide solutions for any case.
Progress is traffic lighted so staff can easily see the issues surrounding each pupil.
All pupil background details are recorded such as gender, ethnicity, SEN, EAL, Pupil Premium, G&T, Year joined. This enables you to simple select a group, or combination of groups such as White Boys on FSM and you will automatically see the attainment and progress for that selected group. We also encourage the link between interventions and attainment and progress. So we build up the "provision map" as part of the Tracking system. This enables you to easily see the impact of certain interventions such as 1 to 1 tuition, Springboard, Learning Mentors, SALT, Reading Partners. You can build in anything you want that you are doing that you would like some evidence about impact from.
The tracking can be done termly, half-termly or whatever frequency you like. You can track in core subjects or wider areas of learning as you wish.