Expectations and TargetSetting – The use of Statistical Data Produced as part of the Partnership Development Schools (PDS) Strategy Phase 3 2008-09 (Lead PDS: The Park Community School. Contact Chris Ley (email@example.com)
Acronyms • MIDYIS • FFT • ALIS • YELLIS You have five minutes to work out these acronyms and what they are testing.
Sources of available data • KS3 Teacher assessment against National Curriculum levels FFT – Fischer Family Trust MIDYIS – Middle Years Information System Predictions using David Jesson research • KS4 FFT – Fischer Family Trust YELLIS – Year Eleven Information System • Post 16 FFT – Fischer Family Trust ALIS – A Level Information System
Fischer Family Trust • Charitable government organisation. • Uses the data prediction system from the University of Durham. • KS4 Information based on five A-C and is updated three times a year based on SLASK returns (numbers of students, free school meals, SEN, EAL, Family set up etc). • Local Authorities set Schools targets based on FFT. • FFT now include a two level progress indicator for Maths and English. • FFT also reflects National Trends and Expectations of performance of schools based on past performance. • For further information go to www.fischerfamilytrust.org.uk
Activities Use the KS4 data available to select a student who is underachieving in two of the three core subjects. What targets or strategies would you set to enable these students to make progress towards their targets? Using KS2/3 Predictions and available data for identified students, discuss areas that need to be focused on. What targets would you set and what strategies would achieve these targets?
Impact of Data on Classroom Practice • SEF (School Evaluation Form) identifies whole school targets. • Departments implement the whole school targets and set their own learning targets. • Teaching group targets are then set from the above.