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Tracking student progress

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by mehdiz1991, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. mehdiz1991

    mehdiz1991 New commenter


    Wondering what software/templates do HODs use for tracking whole department student grades and progress
  2. SCAW12

    SCAW12 Occasional commenter

    Excel basically
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  3. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Good use of the MIS should do this.
  4. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Be careful and certain who you are 'tracking progress' for and who is the audience. Some slt teams put stress and unwanted pressure on depts to raise their progress tracking grades.
  5. sparks

    sparks New commenter

    We use a google sheets with multiple tabs for each area in D&T and each year group. Sounds complicated but all can access it simultaneously. It also links into our website so students can see personalised feedback and targets for KS3, 4 & 5.
  6. varcolac

    varcolac Occasional commenter

    I don't.

    Question-level analysis is more fruitful. It's all very well to say the cohort is at a progress score of -.08, but if they're all losing 5 marks on question 7 because they've got the exam technique wrong, or if they've messed up Paper 2 because they don't know their Munich Putsches from their Sudetenlands, then there's something you can do about that, and act on the data rather than collecting data for data's sake.

    So basically Excel with some average functions, conditional formatting, lookup tables and colour coding.
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  7. tb9605

    tb9605 Established commenter

    As above. Though remember that the more complicated it is, the less likely your department members will input the data correctly (if at all).
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