The Age Related Overview report is designed to give an overview of pupil performance against age related expectations for the selected subjects.
It identifies the percentage (number) of pupils currently working within each of the Age Related categories. The term can be changed to view historical data.
It is designed to enable a detailed review of likely attainment outcomes and support decision making regarding the possibility of providing additional support to groups of pupils.
When run it gives an overview for the currently selected and filtered pupils in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (Word Reading, Writing, Number for EYFS). Each subject is broken into age related categories (and No Assessments which is only shown if necessary).
If you want to know which pupils are represented by the numbers simply click a value in the table and the cell will expand to show the names.
The key performance indicators at the top of the report may be thought of as predictions for end of year, or key stage attainment. The first uses the Just At code (if using the Sonar assessment model) as a combined measure over the displayed subjects. So, by default, this is the percentage of pupils assessed as on track to achieve the expected outcome (or 100 in the KS2 scaled score) at the end of the key stage in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The second uses the Above code and is, therefore, the percentage of pupils on track for the higher standard (or 110 in the KS2 scaled score).
As the report will run for multiple year groups it is possible to quickly get an overview of all Primary year groups pupils on track.
The report name always appears in the top left with the date and time the report was run on the top right.
|Refreshes the report. This can be useful if you have the report on screen for a long period of time and you know data may have changed (new assessments for example).|
|States how many filters are currently applied and gives access to the filter tool.|
|Menu to access data for previous academic years.|
|Menu to access data for other periods/terms. This is always the current one by default.|
|Choose the subjects to display in the report.|
|Display options for the report. Further detail below.|
|Download a formatted pdf of the report with the current settings.|
There are a number of additional options to suit the analysis focus you are interested in.
KPIs - Toggles the Key Performance Indicators on/off
Summary View - Shows the data for key groups of pupils and as well as being useful for governors is especially helpful in Pupil Performance Meetings
Overview Table - Toggles the main data table on/off
Chart - Toggles the chart on/off
Names - Clicking in a cell will show the names for that cell. The Names option will toggle names on/off in all cells
Cumulative - By default the values in the cells relate to that specific category only. If you wanted to know which pupils were Securely At or higher, for example, you would need to total the numbers in Securely At, Above and Significantly Above. The Cumulative option does that for you. From Just At onwards, the value in each cell includes all the ones above.
Combined - The KPIs already give a combined value but don't allow names to be shown. It may also be useful to know which pupils are Securely At or above for example. Choosing the Combined option displays a new row with the combined measure for all displayed subjects. It is always a cumulative view.
Opportunities - Consolidation Opportunities are a powerful tool to help inform potential additional pupil support.
It is often useful to identify pupils who are at age related in some subjects but just below in one. Supporting those pupils to reach age related expectations in that subject consolidates attainment and increases the likelihood of reaching the statutory expected standard at the end of the Key Stage.
Identifying these pupils may be done by looking through the names in the main table but can be a time consuming process. The consolidation Opportunities table does this for you to help you make key decisions about where and how to best support the pupils.
Each column in the table is not showing their current assessment, but where they would need to reach in order to consolidate attainment at that measure or higher.
For example, in the below table there are three pupils with their current assessments.
Michael is Below in Mathematics, Securely At in Writing and Just At in Reading. Therefore there is a consolidation opportunity to support him to reach Just At. Doing so will put him on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of the key stage in all three subjects.
Similarly, if Arfana and Jennifer can reach Just At they will be on track for the expected standard in all three subjects.
These opportunities will be presented in the Opportunities table as below.
So the Opportunities table does not display assessments. It shows what their assessments will need to be in order to consolidate all the displayed subjects at the listed assessment or higher.
Of course, only you know what the true potential of each pupil is. The software is simply saving you time to identify the possible options.
Enable Modelling - This only applies if Opportunities are enabled. It allows you to model the potential impact of delivering on one of the displayed opportunities. Each consolidation opportunity will have a check box next to it.
Ticking the box (or boxes) will then highlight the table and values higher up in the report yellow to show what the values will be if the pupils all achieve the indicated assessment.
This can be a useful tool when deciding how best to deploy finite additional teaching support resources to achieve the maximum gain.
Separate Year Groups - If you choose to show multiple year groups they are combined into a single report. Choosing this option will display a separate KPI for each year group, and a separate table and chart also.
Separate Classes - If you have multiple classes represented by your current selection then this option will display a separate KPI for each class, and a separate table and chart also.