Our built-in summative assessment analysis options

Analysing Assessment Attainment Over Time

Attainment over Time allows you to see how many students are achieving each grade for one assessment, viewed over multiple assessment period, for multiple student groups.

Setting your filters

In the filters, you can select the student group, assessment and which grade set to use. The Students in field and Grade Set will usually populate with the correct values once you select the assessment, or you can change this to show the display grade set instead.

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Choose whether to display total numbers and percentages or student names. Simply click the filters at the top of the page, and tick or untick the Display student names box. You can also select to display baselines using the filters.

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The chart view

Use the Chart view to see a visual representation of student data.

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Drill down further in the chart by clicking a grade in the distribution. In the slide over, you can add students to an intervention or complete other actions.

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By clicking the View student groups button, you can see grades grouped by demographic. You can also choose to display this in the filters.

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The table view

The table provides a breakdown of the available grades at that given point in time. 

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You can also choose to group students by demographic, in order to compare grades. For example, comparing girls to boys and identifying that boys require more support in this subject. This means the table will display a breakdown of what grades have been achieved for each group of students over time.

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Once you have selected your assessment and filters, your table will display your student's attainment for each assessment period. It displays what percentage of your children are working at each grade at each point in time. Red denotes working below target, white is at target and green is above target.

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See which students make up a group achieving a certain grade by clicking on the box.

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A slide over will appear, listing the students in that group. You can then take additional actions such as adding the students to an intervention by ticking the boxes next to their names and clicking the blue pencil icon.

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Click the student name to navigate to Assessment section of their Student Profile.

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See where students are working against their Attainment Expectations

The Attainment Expectation pages allow schools to see the percentage of children who are at different Attainment Expectations at one certain point in time, and across multiple assessment periods. Please note: You must have set targets for this page to work.

Attainment Expectations

Clicking into the filter bar lets you select the assessments to display and how to group your students.

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In the example, I have chosen to see an assessment by demographic.

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See what percentage of your students are working below, at or above their targets for all assessments selected in the Overview section of the table. Just scroll to the right of the table.

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You can see what percentage of students and how many students (in brackets next to the percentage) are working above, at and below their targets for each assessment period.

When an assessment with strands is selected, the weighted average for the student's grade is used.

When you hover your mouse pointer above any of the data points, a tooltip will pop up with information relating to the cohort, assessment and number/percentage of students.

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You can click to access more information. Click the student name to navigate to Assessment section of their Student Profile.

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Seeing the Gaps in your Assessment Attainment

See the GAP between your key demographics and their inverse on our Summative Assessment > Analysis > Attainment Expectations page, then take action to decrease this gap.

Just click into the filters at the top of the page, and select Demographic vs Inverse vs Gap in the Group By field, then click Save Changes.

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You can then see the gap between these demographics and their inverse:

  • Gender Gap
  • Compulsory School Age (5 - 15) Gap
  • EAL Gap
  • Gifted Gap
  • Gifted + Talented Gap
  • Mobile (Y5 & Y6) Gap
  • Out Of Age Group Cohort Gap
  • SEN Gap
  • Talented Gap
  • Disadvantaged Gap
  • Ever 6 FSM Gap
  • FSM Gap
  • Pupil Premium Gap
  • Looked After (In Care) Gap

 

Here's what the numbers mean:

  • Any fields showing 0% means no students in that demographic group are working at that Attainment Expectation.
  • Any fields showing N/A means that there are no students in that demographic group for the assessments selected.
  • A positive gap means that a higher percentage of the demographic is achieving this Attainment Expectation, whereas a negative Gap means that a higher percentage of the inverse demographic is achieving this Attainment Expectation.

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In the example highlighted above, you can see the difference in percentage betweenthe Disadvantaged and Not Disadvantaged students. You can see that 100% of Disadvantaged students are working below their target, but only 37.5% of Not Disadvantaged students are working below their target. This means there is a large disadvantaged Gap.

You would want all your demographics to have the same spread of data, with your Disadvantaged students working on average at the same level as your Not Disadvantaged students. If they're not, you may want to provide extra support for these disadvantaged students in the form of interventions.

Just click the group of students to take further action.

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Attainment Expectations over Time

On the Over Time page you can see the overall trend line on the chart. This will pick up any students who meet the rule in all selected assessments.

Clicking into the filter bar lets you select the assessments to display and how to group your students.

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In the example, I have chosen to see the assessment by gender for the past year.

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Hover over a point to get more information.

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You can also complete bulk actions such as adding students straight to an intervention group by clicking the dot and selecting the students.

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Analysing Grade Distributions of my Assessments (including Strands)

The grade distribution tool in Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Analysis > Grade Distribution lets you view the distribution of student grades for Summative, Ad Hoc and Standardised Assessments. First displaying a summary for each assessment period, you can then dig down into each strand of an assessment (for a summative assessment with strands). You can then perform actions for groups of students you have identified, such as emailing or adding to an intervention etc. 

Using the Grade distribution chart view

The filters at the top of the page allow you to choose which students and assessments to display. You can select multiple assessments to compare grade distributions and show baselines.

The Students in field and Grade Set will usually populate with the correct values once you select the assessment, or you can change this to show the display grade set instead.

Click Save Changes to view the distributions.

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As with other Arbor assessment analysis tools, you can identify groups of students based on the information in the chart. To do this, click the group you would like to analyse.

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In the slide over, you will see a list of the students achieving this grade. Select one or more students using the checkbox column to the left of the table and perform a number of actions as shown in the screenshot below.

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Using the table view

By clicking on the Table View tab, you can view a table of your statistics.

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Using the filters you can choose to display student names in the table view so you can easily see which student is in each group.

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Using the grade distribution tool with strands

The screenshot below shows the academic year view of a summative assessment with five strands.

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1 Chart and content

By default, the chart will display the distribution of grades for your selected assessment by assessment period, as shown in the screenshot above.

If the summative assessment has strands, you can click on an assessment period in the chart (Indicated with the orange 3 in the screenshot above) and drill down to see the grade distribution by strand in a given assessment period. The screenshot below shows the grade distribution by strand for the ‘Spring 2’ assessment period.

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2 Chart title

This field will always display which assessment periods have been included in a chart. This is especially useful if you want to see the grade distribution by strand and need a reminder of which assessment period you are viewing.

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3 Assessment periods

Each bar in the chart represents the grades for a given assessment period. For summative assessments with strands, you can click the bar to see the grade distribution by strand.

 

4 Grade Key

This additional filter layer enables you to focus on a particular grade/mark when viewing a grade distribution chart. It is most useful when analysing a summative assessment that contains a wide range of grades/marks. Just click the grade to analyse the chart further.

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Using the Transition Matrix

You can find our Transition Matrix by going to Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Analysis > Transition Matrix. Our Transition Matrix allows you to compare:

  • Student's starting points in an assessment to their current grades
  • Student's starting points in one assessment to their current grades in another assessment
  • Student's starting points in two different assessments
  • Student's current grades in two different assessments
How to use the Transition Matrix

You can use the Transition Matrix to compare what students are currently achieving in Maths compared with their KS2 SATs result. You’re able to see what students who started with a 2b in their SATs are currently achieving to see if they have they made the amount of progress you expected. You can then see the percentage and number of students with each mark combination.

You can choose the assessment you would like to appear on each axis including the assessment period you would like to view the assessment for by clicking the filters at the top of the page.

You can DfE standardised assessments (e.g. the Year 6 SATS Level), summative assessments, ad hoc assessments or standardised assessments.

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For the matrix below, I have chosen to compare my current year 11's current GCSE grades against the grades they got at KS2. Here you can see one student is performing well below the expected level compared to their peers.

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Choose whether to display total numbers and percentages or student names. Simply click the filters at the top of the page, and tick or untick the Display student names box.

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You can find out more information on the groups of students that make up each statistic by clicking on the box. A slide over will appear, listing the students in that group. You can then take additional actions such as adding the students to an intervention by ticking the boxes next to their names and clicking the blue pencil icon.

Click the student name to navigate to Assessment section of their Student Profile.

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Analysing Assessments using the Statistics page

The Statistics page shows a table of students' average grades including average baseline, average working at grade and average target.

Comparing student groups

Use the filters at the top of the page to select the student groups to compare or choose which attainment expectations to show. Choose your Date, student group, Grade set, Level type and which assessments to analyse. The Students in field and Grade Set will usually populate with the correct values once you select the assessment, or you can change this to show the display grade set instead.

Then you can choose to group students by different demographics or group and choose the columns to display.

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The table can be exported in PDF or Excel format by clicking the Download button.

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Seeing progress from the baseline

The page can also be used to show progress statistics for a range of student groups and their inverse from their baselines. Just use the filters to select the student groups to compare.

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Using this page, you could identify that the average mark for one class is much lower than the others, or that pupil premium children are making less progress than non-pupil premium students in maths.

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