Filters, in Sonar, are designed to be straight forward to use and consistent throughout the application. So if you know how to use them in one place, you know how to use them everywhere.
The button is usually to be found in the top left.
Often, filters are pre-applied when you run a report or tool (to show a specific year group for example). In which case the button will indicate the number of applied filters.
To view the filter tool just click the button.
The Contextual filters all relate to non-assessment based pupil characteristics.
It is worth noting that the tool supports combining filters. For example, Pupil Premium boys.
Year - Choose the year group or groups
Birth - You can either choose the specific month range, e.g. born between September to December inclusive, or choose the season of birth.
The birth season relates to when a child must start school in England:
|Season||A child born between:||… reaches compulsory school age on:|
|Autumn||1 September and 31 December||31 December|
|Spring||1 January and 31 March||31 March|
|Summer||1 April and 31 August (summer born)||31 August|
School Entry - Choose the date range between which the children started in this setting.
Attendance - Drag the two ends of the slider to define the percentage range to filter pupils for.
Pupil Groups - These are class groups and any saved pupil groups that have been created.
Contextual - Filters for Gender, First Language, SEN and SEN Need.
Focus - These filters allow combinations to be applied
No filter applied
Filter all pupils with that characteristic. e.g. Pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium
Filter pupils who do not have that characteristic. e.g. Pupils who are not eligible for Pupil Premium
The Leavers filter is set to be excluded by default. When set the grey they will be included, when set to green the cohort will be exclusively leavers
Clears all filters
Cancels any changes you have made in the form and exits the form without applying any changes
Exits the form and applies any selected filters.