The authors recognise the pressures on teachers and aim to help them to get the best from their pupils. They explain how to interpret national initiatives on data-analysis, benchmarking and target-setting and ensure that these have value in the classroom. They propose ways of using pupil performance data to enhance teaching and learning. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience of school practice nationally, this book offers practical support to classroom teachers in primary, middle and secondary schools. Using straightforward, manageable techniques for recording data on pupil performance, the book helps busy teachers to interpret the information and to use it to support improved teaching and learning. Advice is given on how to: analyse class and individual pupil performance and learning behaviours; measure progress in attainment and pupils' motivation to learn; predict future pupil attainment; set targets for improved attainment in class and for personal development; ensure continuity and progression in learning; understand and use nationally produced data for schools.
The school effectiveness series Making Pupil Data Powerful is the twelfth title in the School Effectiveness series, which focuses on practical and useful ideas for schools and individual teachers. The series addresses the issues of whole school improvement and new knowledge about teaching and learning, and offers straightforward solutions which teachers can use to make life more rewarding for those they teach.
Predicting performance; setting targets; using the data; continuity and progression; creating a classroom climate for learning; sources of further information.