What students and marks are included in Assessment Analysis?

There's a whole host of analysis you can do using Arbor’s assessment analysis pages, but it's useful to know what data is included in the calculations on each page to help inform your assessment policies.

Below you'll find a table of what students and marks are included on each page, or you can see more information about individual pages here:

Page Students included Blank marks Not required marks
School Assessment Measures

Students in a year group that a rule has been set up for. They must also be enrolled in the school during the assessment period for the first assessment in the measure running on the date selected in the filters.

 

Choose whether to include students who have left using the filters.

Included Not included
Homepage Dashboard Students enrolled at any point during the current academic year. Not included Not included
Attainment over Time Students enrolled on the date selected on your Marksheet Not included Not included
Attainment Expectations Students enrolled at any point between the start date of the first selected assessment period and the end date of the last selected assessment period. Not included Not included
Expectation over Time Students enrolled at any point between the start date of the first selected assessment period and the end date of the last selected assessment period. Not included Not included
Grade Distribution Students enrolled at any point during the assessment period selected. If no assessment period is selected, it will be students who were enrolled during the academic year selected. Included in the No Mark section Included in the No Mark section
Transition Matrix Students enrolled at any point during the academic year selected. Included in the No Mark section Included in the No Mark section
Progress 8 Students enrolled in your school at some point during the academic year selected. Not included Included
Statistics Students enrolled on the date selected in the filter. Not included Not included

 

Why are there are extra students included in my analysis?

Our assessment analysis pages will include any students who have:

  • just joined the class and don't have grades input yet
  • moved to a different class
  • been enrolled in the class but never attended the school
  • left your school before the end of the academic year if they have had grades input

We include students who have left your school in the assessment analysis because we want to enable schools to analyse assessment progress as a whole, which should include progress made by all students while they were at the school.

Our analysis pages also include any new students (joiners) students who have been added to a student group linked to an assessment, but who do not yet have marks input. This means your assessment will not show as having the data drop completed. to enable you to complete your data drop, you can request we turn on not required marks.

If you have students who never joined your school, you can see how they can be removed here

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