ASCL COLLABORATION TOOLKIT

WHY GET INVOLVED?

The benefits of getting involved in the project are huge. As we all know the process of verifying the tables checking document can be an extremely onerous and time consuming task. Our tool automates this process, assuring accuracy and saving schools vast amounts of time. The project aims to provide schools with subject level value added scores; this becomes viable when a large number of schools are involved. These kind of figures have never been produced before, so you will be involved in ground-breaking activity. Once your data file has been uploaded you will be given the option to allow our analysis team to access your results completely anonymously. Thus will then give our team the opportunity to construct large sample size subject level figures. 

HOW WILL THE DATA BE USED?

You will have the potential to compare yourself with schools of a similar demographic and profile. SMID has always been about collaboration between teachers, we're now enabling all schools to do this at a school to school level. This project is about allowing schools to work together to create data resources that are genuinely useful to schools such as subject level value added. You will have access to a set of interactive tools like no other system. Crucially, access to all of this system is free for your 2020 results. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 0:

This process could not be easier - after registering you simply upload one file that can be exported from the tables checking online system (DfE Issued). 

TOOLS:

Once the file is uploaded all the tools available on the dashboard the created immediately. Here is an overview of the main features:

  • TABLES CHECKING SUPPORT: This is a fantastic tool that will immediately provide a detailed summary of student groups, subjects, grade breakdowns and other information. This will make the whole checking process much quicker. 

  • INTERACTIVE PROGRESS AND ATTAINMENT SCATTER CHARTS: Each Progress 8/Attainment 8 bucket has its own scatter chart (based on the work of David Blow) comparing your data to the national average. These charts are interactive - by clicking on any data point you will be provided with full student profiles. 

  • TRANSITION MATRICES BY SUBJECT: For each subject a transition matrix will be created which allows your results to be compared to the national average. This in-depth analysis provides you with the opportunity to easily identify if your school has certain areas that perform above/below the national average. Also available are the snake charts and the stacked bar charts that allow you to easily compare your schools results to national measures. 

  • SMID WHEEL: Drill down through layers of data with speed and ease, identifying underperformance in particular areas. 

  • DIGITAL SIGNATURE: This new tool provides a heat map of your schools performance, highlighting key talking points in an innovative way. This format enables the viewer to look at a large amount of data concisely and with great clarity. 

  • PDF REPORTS: Export any of the tools and page views to PDF.