Ways to use Prior Attainment Bands in Pupil Asset

To find out how to calculate your Prior Attainment Bands in Pupil Asset, click here


Using the Pupil Asset Filter 

Once you have calculated the Prior Attainment Bands, you will then be able to use the Pupil Asset filter to select pupils from Low/Middle/High prior attainment groups.










Creating new cohorts to track e.g. higher attaining, disadvantaged pupils

First, you need to decide what definition of 'high attaining' you are basing your group on. 

Are you going to use the combined minimum to define low/middle/high or are you going to use the individual level attained in specific subjects?  

Are you going to use Teacher Assessments or Scaled Scores for current Year 3 and Year 4 children?   

If you are a junior school, you may even decide to use your own Year 3 baseline or entry tests (e.g. CATS, Standardised Scores) to determine who your low/middle/high attainers are alongside the KS1 groups.   

NB: For guidance on how the DfE, OfSTED and FFT define Low/Middle/High, click here .  

Once you have decided this, finding the pupils is simple. Navigate to  Results >Results  and open up the  Filter Block  (on the left-hand side). Use the Assessment section to drill down to the individual subject results or Prior Attainment Groups if you wish to use these. 


You also have the option, again via the  Filter , to add further criteria, such as  Disadvantaged which is under the Social Factors section. 

Once the children have been filtered, navigate back up to the top of the  Filter , click on the red/grey number beside the word  Filter  and then choose to  Save as Group

This group will now be available in your  Filter under Groups  and will also be available for use in your  Cohort Report  if you have chosen to view it via  School Groups. 


NEW! Prior Attainment Group  can now be added via Choose Columns

For more information, see ' How to see contextual data'  . 


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