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1 Insight Benchmarking for Excellence #Insightevents

2 Purpose A new online tool designed to analyse, compare and improve the performance of pupils in the senior phase Will be used by secondary schools, local authorities and Education Scotland Aims to encourage: o professional reflection o a collaborative approach to looking at data and working together as part of the improvement process Replaced STACs (Standard Tables and Charts) from September 2014

3 Policy Tool developed in response to a number of policy commitments: BtC5: A Framework for Assessment BtC3: A Framework for Learning and Teaching Raising Attainment for All Teaching Scotland’s Future

4 Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce Inclusion of attainment data on a range of qualifications related to vocational education e.g. National Certificates, Higher National Certificates/units, Skills for Work and Certificate of Work Readiness National measures include post-school participation including employment Links with Skills Development Scotland’s data hub

5 A dynamic benchmarking tool Access for secondary school and local authority staff. Easy and intuitive to use. Provides a rounded picture of performance. Measures units where appropriate. Includes a wide range of SCQF credit-rated awards and learning programmes.

6 Inclusion of wider awards Wider awards must meet set criteria: -Be on the SCQF Framework. -Fit Curriculum for Excellence principles. - Meet Insight technical requirements.

7 Examples of Awards Youth Scotland – Youth Achievement Award ASDAN - Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Playback ICE – Moving on Transition in Action Duke of Edinburgh – Youth Leadership Award Lift Off – Lift Off Learning Skills

8 Valuing wider achievement Just one way in which information will be provided on wider achievement e.g. pupil profiles, school handbooks and inspections. Decisions for wider achievement should be made on the best needs of the learner rather than on the basis of the awards included in the tool.

9 Dashboard: National Measures Learning Partners Virtual Comparator Intuitive dashboard National measures

10 National benchmarking measures Show four nationally consistent measures. Focus on ‘leavers’ since point of exit is a consistent point of comparison. Use ‘latest’ and ‘best’. National benchmarking data available for all users.

11 The Virtual Comparator The key benchmark. Characteristics of pupils in a school matched with pupils from across Scotland with similar characteristics. 10 matching pupils are randomly selected based on gender, additional support needs, latest stage and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

12 Local benchmarking measures The local dashboard provides staged-based versions of the national dashboard. Additional measures on curricular areas, subjects and courses. Available at individual school level and for the school’s local authority. Available also to Learning Partners.

13 Learning Partners Find partners via ranked list of real schools. Propose/accept partnership requests. Schools that become Learning Partners will be able to share data relating to local measures. Encourage professional dialogue between and among different schools.

14 Development timescales Awards 2013 Curricular areas, graded & ungraded courses 2013 Virtual schools with updated methodology September 2013 Preview Edition Stage cohort version of national dashboard measures Relative value (interim solution) Learning Partners April 2014 Preview Update First release with live data Further awards providers Additional measures September 2014 Insight - Live Continual development Focus groups Case studies Post go-live

15 Updating Insight Sept 2014 August/Sept 2015 February 2016 Local measures updated Four national measures updated Local measures updated Four national measures updated February 2015

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