Using the Overviews - Progress report
When you need a simple, visual summary of the percentage of cohorts/groups who are making less than, expected or better than expected progress (according to your school's definitions of expected progress), the Overviews - Progress is the ideal report.
A Note on "Expected Progress"
This report requires you to pick a start and end point, and to set your rate of expected progress for that time-frame in terms of "points". There are three ways of thinking about this, depending on what data you're analysing:
- If your schools uses a linear model of assessment, you'll likely have a school-defined number of "steps" which you can enter here (eg 1 step/points per term, or 6 per year, or whatever is appropriate for your school). This is usually how schools measure progress in the early years as well, via tracking number of steps through the Development Matters age bands.
- If you use a point-in-time model of assessment, enter '0' for your rate of expected progress. If you've assessed a child as Secure, or Just Below, in Autumn, then 0 sets an expectation that they'll still be Secure or Just Below in Spring. If your Just Below child has later been assessed as Secure, Insight will show this as better than expected progress.
- If you're coming two different kinds of data, for example progress between end of reception and KS1 SATs, enter a '0' as your rate of expected progress. Since there's no way to meaningfully put numbers on this kind of progress, Insight will instead compare whether pupils have maintained their standard relative to age related expectations. For example, if a pupil's starting point was 30-50= (red for 'below expectation') and their end point was BLW (also red for 'below expectation'), that pupil will be classed as having made the expected amount of progress for them.
Have a look at our video below for a detailed walk-through on using the Overviews - Progress report, and for any follow-up questions, just contact our friendly support team.