Understanding Data: Enabling pupil progress through effective data analysis

ISBN: 9781907927133
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Summary of contents
The 6 sessions in Understanding Data focus on the skills needed by different members of the education community, enabling all staff and stakeholders to understand and practice the key uses of data.

Monitor pupil progress and spot underperformance
Set challenging targets with clear aims
Create interventions to accelerate progression
Present data to colleagues, governors, parents and Ofsted
Session Breakdown
Training Session 1 - Understanding Effective Data Analysis as a Senior Manager or Senior Leader
Learning Outcomes:

Evaluate external and internal sources of data for credibility and relevance
Monitor the quality of internal data used to track performance
Create appropriate whole-school targets
Analyse pupil progress data
Present to governors, department leaders and teachers on the process of using data to improve performance
Training Session 2 - Understanding Data as a Governor
Learning Outcomes:

Describe the data currently collected and analysed by the school
Explain how targets are set and monitored at the whole-school and individual pupil level
Use a framework for asking challenging questions during monitoring and intervention planning
Training Session 3 - Understanding Data as a Lead Teacher or Head of Department: Target Setting
Learning Outcomes:

Understand the target-setting process for pupils
Consider the most appropriate data sources for estimating pupil achievements
Create reasonable predictions and challenging targets for pupils
Hypothesise potential issues with creating challenging targets
Create solutions for resolving issues with challenging targets
Training Session 4 - Understanding Data as a Lead Teacher or Head of Department: Monitoring Progress
Learning Outcomes:

Monitor pupil progress towards challenging targets
Use a framework for asking challenging questions about the reliability and accuracy of progress data
Analyse progress data to identify pupils not progressing as expected
Identify potential reasons for pupils not progressing as expected
Create interventions to enable pupils to progress as expected
Training Session 5 - Understanding Data: Whole Staff Training
Learning Outcomes:

Understand the difference between an estimate, prediction and target grade
Follow a process for setting realistically challenging targets
Analyse progress data to find pupils posing a potential or immediate concern
Analyse possible reasons for lack of expected pupil progress towards targets
Create interventions to aid pupils in achieving their expected progress
Training Session 6 - Communicating Data to Parents: Form Tutor Training
Learning Outcomes:

Talk with parents about their child’s progress
Plan ways to communicate about data and its uses for parents
Set targets to improve academic progressBenefits
People who take Understanding Data training will be able to:

Use all data effectively, establishing its reliability and analysing it for patterns
Improve provision for struggling pupils by using data monitoring to identify areas of slow progress
Tackle underachievement by providing early intervention for learners who are at risk of failing to meet goals
Evaluate suitable interventions by using data alongside professional judgement
Improve performance by setting challenging goals designed to accelerate progress
Overcome fear of data by understanding how it can be used positively to find and serve pupils whose needs are not currently best met
Increase the contribution of governors and parents by helping them to understand data.

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Products specifications
Pub Date 2012-10
Binding Book/Manual