Curriculum tracking is available to all schools on a subscription basis. You must be logged in as a teacher/SLT member to access the Attainment and Progress areas in Classroom Monitor.
Curriculum Tracking can be accessed through the Attainment and Progress hexagon on the Classroom Monitor homepage and provides an overview of assessment data that has been recorded in class and pupil markbooks in table, graph or Excel format.
The orange 'Choose pupil/subject/timeframe' button is used to select the data that you want to load. This button works in a very similar way here as in group and pupil tracking and there is a help page available that will take you through the available options in more detail.
Select pupils: This can be any number of children that you want to include.
Select subject: Here you select the curriculum and subject(s) you are looking at.
Select objectives: This is a new area that you won’t be familiar with from group and pupil tracking. The options available in the Ability box will depend on the subject(s) that have been chosen. One or more ability levels can be selected to reflect the attainment of the pupils selected. In the Strand box, one or more strands can be selected. The objectives for the selected strand(s) will then appear. Ticking in the box next to an objective will include it in the data and there is a select/deselect all button available.
Select timeframe: Only one date should be selected. The default is ‘now’ which will show the most recently recorded data for each objective. To view progress, you will need to compare Curriculum Tracking data.
Press the 'Generate Table' button to load the data.
Curriculum Tracking Table
By default, you will see the data first presented as a table like the one shown below.
This shows the number and percentage of pupils recorded as having attained each colour of assessment for each objective selected by the date selected. (e.g. 4 pupils in this group have been recorded as yellow in objective 4.1.a.1; equivalent to 16.67% of the selected group). Clicking on a cell reveals the names of the pupils included in the particular count.
The 'Total' column enables users to compare relative performance across the selected objectives for this group of pupils only. The total is calculated from the number of pupils achieving each colour of assessment and will vary depending on the number of pupils in the selected group and the weighting attributed to each colour of assessment in your school's setup. The higher the total, the higher the total attainment in that objective for that group of pupils. So in the example above, attainment in the 3rd objective is lower than the other two objectives for this group of pupils for this date. NB ‘Total’ should not be compared across groups of children of different sizes or between schools with different weightings.
The table can be exported to Excel, for further analysis and printing, by clicking the Excel icon on the left above the table.
Curriculum Spread Graph
The data can be viewed as a spread graph using the table/graph slider shown here.
The curriculum spread graph shows the proportion of assessments in each objective which have been recorded at each colour. This can make it easy to view relative attainment across different objectives to inform planning for a group or curriculum development more generally.
Hovering over a coloured section will show the full text of the objective and the percentage attributed to that particular portion of it. Clicking on a coloured section will show the names of the pupils included. Colours can be removed and added to the graph by clicking them in the key. The 3 lines in the top right hand corner provide a menu that allows you to easily print the graph or save it as an image on your computer.
Curriculum Total Graph
When you switch into graph mode, the curriculum spread graph (above) is shown by default. However, you can choose to view the data as a 'Curriculum Total' graph by clicking on the 'Total' radio button shown here.
A Curriculum Total graph uses the weighted total described in the Curriculum Tracking Table section above. It enables users to compare the relative attainment of pupils across the objectives selected.
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