Filters & Groups: EYFS/KS1 Attainment Bands

Insight can calculate High/Middle/Low attainment bands for pupils using statutory data from the end of the previous key stage. Pupils currently in KS1 will be banded using EYFSP data. Pupils in KS2 will be banded using KS1 SATs.

EYFS Attainment Bands

For pupils currently in KS1, Insight looks for assessments recorded in Reception, for the Summer(2) term, in the subjects Reading, Writing and Numbers.

The assessment name EYFSP is preferred, but if not found Insight will try Main Assessment.

The attainment band is calculated using this formula:

If two or three results are Exceeding then Band = High
Else if two or three results are Expected or Exceeding then Band = Middle
Otherwise Band = Low

KS1 Attainment Bands

For pupils currently in KS2, Insight looks for SATs assessments recorded in Y2, for the Summer(2) term, in the subjects Reading, Writing and Maths.

The assessment name SAT is preferred, but if not found Insight will try Main Assessment.

Bands for old-style SATs e.g. Levels

For pupils with old NC Levels, the following formula determines their band:

Score = (Reading + Writing + Maths + Maths) ÷ 4
If Score < 12 then Band = Low
Else if Score < 18 then Band = Middle
Otherwise Band = High
Bands for new-style SATs

From 2015-2016 onward, pupils have KS1 SATs using results like WTS, EXS, GDS, etc. There is not an official formula to generate attainment bands, so Insight has determined its own, detailed here:

If any result is "lower" than WTS e.g. PKF, P Scale, etc then the Band = Low
If two or three results are GDS then Band = High
If two or three results are EXS or GDS then Band = Middle
Otherwise Band = Low

Missing Data

If any assessment data is missing, then Insight will display the attainment band as Data Missing.


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