Managing your Assessment Names

Assessment Names define the various non-statutory assessments you want to record in Insight.

An Assessment Name can limit the subjects and mark schemes that can be used when entering data, so you can set things up exactly as you want them to reduce the chances of mistakes being made when data is entered.

Configuring your Assessment Names

By default, you'll start with just a Main Assessment. This is for your principal, regular assessment (usually a termly teacher assessment).

When you start a free trial, we'll recommend arranging a call with one of our experts to help you set up any other Assessment Names exactly as you need them. Our data processing team may also set up other Assessment Names based on any historical assessment data you send to be inputted.

Your Admin level users can then add, remove and configure your Assessment Names as needed via Admin > Change School Settings > Assessment Names. Or get in touch with our technical support team any time.

You can't rename Assessment Names which have assessments recorded against them. You can remove the Assessment Names from all menus by deleting them, or make them read-only if you want to look at historical assessments in reports but don't want data being saved against them going forwards.

Recommendations for Assessment Names

You can record as many assessments as you like in Insight. For example, you might want to record both a reading age and a standardised score from a standardised test. These would each need to be set up as a separate Assessment Name.

This pupil has five Assessment Names for last summer in Reading:

Unique Assessment Types
Assessments which are for different subjects or different terms don’t need a unique name, so you shouldn’t need to include these in the Assessment Name. Instead of Autumn NFER or Reading NFER, just use NFER.

If you're setting up Assessment Names and can't find a mark scheme that you need, just get in touch with the technical support team.


If you're part of a Trust, some/all of your Assessment Names may be configured centrally at the Trust level. You'll see this warning:

You can add Assessment Names on your school's page if they're unique to your setting. If you add an Assessment Name to your school with the same name as a Trust level one, your school's settings will override the Trust settings.

Trust users can managed centralised Assessment Names via the Trust Admin menu:

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