FFT Aspire will be updated this week. The update will be available from 9am this Thursday and will include the following important changes:
· New KS1 2015 results data available; · New KS2 2015 results data available.
Where can I view this data?
Self-Evaluation dashboards - All KS1 and KS2 Self-evaluation dashboards (including PDF Governor Dashboards) will be updated to include the latest 2015 data. This will provide schools with the latest attainment and progress (value added) data allowing results to be analysed against national indicators.
Target-setting dashboards - Schools that have imported new Y3 or Y7 pupils will also be able to view KS2 benchmark estimates (using FFT’s new bands) and KS4 benchmark estimates (using both A*-G and new 9-1 estimates) respectively for individual pupils, pupil groups and subjects.
Other changes A new toggle has been introduced on school-level target-setting dashboards allowing schools to switch between two pupil data views – ‘All pupils included in the last school census’ or ‘those based on school settings’ (e.g. pupils imported by the school and/or pupils assigned to specific subjects).
Following feedback last year, we have replaced the term ‘Achievement’ with ‘Progress’ on Self-evaluation reports.
We have changed the size of the pupil groups/subjects included in the higher/lower performing section of the Self Evaluation Overview report. These have been changed to:
KS1 & KS2 – only groups of 5 or more pupils are included; KS4 – only groups/subjects of 10 or more pupils are included; LAs / Academy chains – only groups/subjects of 25 or more pupils are included.
The ‘no significance’ colouring used for rankings has been changed from pink to grey.
The Administration site home page has had a refresh.
Primary only - Following feedback from schools during our “Life after Levels” conferences, we have taken the opportunity to make some small changes to our target-setting benchmark models. This will slightly amend the KS2 benchmark bands and probabilities for some pupils but will have little impact on overall school-level estimates. The move to the new KS2 bands is obviously a significant development for schools. We will continue to talk to schools and LAs about the use of bands and will review their use throughout the year.
In order to carry out the updates, the site will be unavailable from 17:00 on Wednesday 7 October until 09:00 on Thursday 8 October.