The IDSR is the data dashboard Ofsted will use when they inspect a school and replaced the RAISEonline inspection dashboard last year. Amongst other things, the IDSR covers the demographics and characteristics of a school, the attainment and progress of pupils against key headline measures, trends over a three year period, and retention and destinations data.
Guidance on using the IDSR is also available for primary and secondary schools. While this guidance is aimed predominantly at Ofsted inspectors, it is always useful for those governing to access their schools IDSR report as this provides a detailed summary of a schools’ performance. School leaders and governors/trustees can accesses their IDSR through the Analyse School Performance (ASP) portal.
Ofsted have instructed inspectors to be cautious when considering the performance of groups of pupils by demographic factors, particularly when the groups are small. Governing boards should consider the data in the IDSR in the context of their school.