You must be logged in as a teacher/SLT member to access the Attainment and Progress areas in Classroom Monitor. This page assumes that you are already familiar with the basic function of the Attainment and Progress area.
In Classroom Monitor, it is possible to create graphs and tables which compare data. Some examples uses are:
- Comparing progress in reading for FSM vs Non FSM for the whole school
- Comparing current attainment of this year's year 2s in reading, writing and maths with last year's year 2s in the same subjects
- Comparing the on track breakdown of each each year group in Maths
When you want to compare data in Classroom Monitor, you need to be in the Group Tracking area and create “Selections”. NB While it's possible to create selections in the pupil tracking area, you will need to switch over to the group tracking area to do any comparison.
1. Select your first set of pupils, subjects and timeframe
2. Press the orange 'create selection' button (outlined in blue in the image below).
3. A green box labeled Selection 1 appears (shown by the red box in the image below). A name will have been automatically assigned but you can change this as required by editing the text e.g. 15/16 Kestrel Class FSM now
4. Open the Select Pupil/Select Subject/Select Timeframe area and make changes to reflect your next selection.
5. Press the orange 'create selection' button
6. 3. A green 'Selection 2' box appears and the text can be edited if required.
7. Repeat the process for all other selections.
8. Press 'Generate Table'.
NB Individual selections can be removed by clicking the cross in the relevant green selection box or they can all be cleared by pressing the 'Clear Selections' button.
Comparing selections in tables
All group tracking tables can be viewed with multiple selections. Each selection will appear in a different row as you can see in the image below.
Exporting Multiple Selections To Excel
The process is similar to when exporting with only one selection. All selections will be exported by default.
To control which selections are exported click 'Selection Options'. All selections will have a blue 'eye' icon as you can see here. If you do not want a selection to appear in your export, you should click on this blue icon to deactivate it.
In the export, each selection (and subject) will be shown separately.
Comparing Selections In Graphs
Sliding across into the Group Tracking Graphs allows graphical comparisons of groups to be made:
Spread graphs give you a detailed overview when comparing groups. The image below shows an attainment spread graph for two different groups in a single subject. Each selection is shown as a separate set of bars with the same colour representing the same score. Here we can see that 3 Dev+ is the most common score for both groups.
Average graphs give you a succinct overview when comparing groups and can be easier to read than spread graphs if you are looking at more than one subject. The image below shows an attainment average graph for two different groups in three subject. Each selection is shown as a separate set of bars with the same colour representing the same subject. Here we can see that attainment average in maths and writing is broadly similar for both groups but the children who have FSM have a higher average attainment in reading that those who don't have FSM.
Saving Multiple Selections as Favourites
If you have created selections that you are likely to compare again then it is a good idea to save the key table or graph as a favourite.
In terms of timeframe:
- Any selection with 'Now' as the timeframe will always update to the current month when loaded.
- Any specifically selected date will always show the data for the month that was saved.
Remember that it is possible to view graphs saved as favourites directly from the homepage without having to go into attainment and progress at all- ideal for any comparisons that you want to keep an eye on.
Displaying Selections in Pupil Tracking
In Pupil Tracking, only one selection can be viewed at any one time.
The selection that is green and selected is the one being displayed, and is shown at the top of the screen.