Twynham School Learning Gateway 2007-10 Chapter One part 9- Tracking data with the analysis pyramid
One of the key challenges for schools with the importance of outcomes and league tables is the quality of data analysis and an appreciation of a school’s strengths and weaknesses. At Twynham we have used the Learning Gateway as a vehicle for the instant analysis of both Reviews and Reports throughout the year but also public examination results. Not only does this data system provide a powerful tool for senior leaders to analyse headline data it allows middle leaders, pastoral leaders and classroom teachers to drill into specific information and form accurate judgement on the quality of results.
The Data Analysis Pyramid consists of:
- Headline Analysis showing an overview of results and breakdown by gender.
- All subject report giving a subject by subject overview with gender breakdown.
- Individual Subject Report with gender breakdown.
- Individual Class Report with Key Stage Tracker.
- Individual Student Report.
- Teacher Analysis Report to present feedback on results.
The Data Analysis Pyramid is created within Reporting Services and then integrated into SharePoint. To access the data teachers click on the data page and are presented with the interface below.
The Headline analysis is shown below and gives a clear overview of results with key figures.
Clicking on the top right of the Headline Analysis brings up the All Subject page.
When teachers click on any subject it will bring up the Individual Subject Analysis shown below.
This then leads to the Individual Class Analysis which is shown below. This consists of the students names (removed in the example), their KS2-KS4 projections and their performance across the current Key Stage. Where student grades are lower than their target they are shown in red and grades above target are shown in green.
If a teacher would like to see how a student performed across all of their subjects against their subject this can be done simply by clicking on a student name from the page above which brings up the Individual Student Report.
At the start of the autumn term all teachers with year 11 and 13 classes have to complete a Teacher Analysis Report which is automatically generated from within the Learning Platform.