Data Digger

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Data Digger allows you to identify groups of students with the same attributes. Once the group of students has been identified, you can monitor their attendance and academic performance if required by saving these as dynamic groups. Data Digger allows you to select up to 4 different attributes and will then generate a Venn diagram of pupils with the attributes of your choosing.

Make your first choice by clicking the first drop down box and choosing the appropriate attribute. Please wait while the data is loaded. The purple Venn diagram will populate with a number at the centre, representing all students that meet the attribute selected. If you wish to then add further criteria, just click in the second drop down box and the data will be distributed between the relevant intersections of the diagram. The process may be continued using the third and fourth drop down boxes. 

Please see below how the diagram would display results after selecting Year 4 pupils with above 80% attendance.  The 56 in the centre of the diagram are pupils that meet both the criteria set (Criteria 1 - Academic Year 4, Criteria 2 - Attendance above 80%).  The 1 on the left hand side shows that 2 children are in Year 4 but don't meet the criteria of having above 80% attendance.  The 818 on the right hand side shows all pupil's with attendance over 80% but don't meet the criteria of being in Year 4.

Click on any of the numbers within the Venn diagram for information about which students fall into that group. 

You will also see the percentage of children in the school this represents and you will have the option of printing the information or saving it as a PDF.

The Data Digger allows you to create dynamic groups at this point. Once a dynamic group is created, you can work with that specific group in the assessment reports section and some attendance areas within ScholarPack to report only on the children selected . When a dynamic group has been created, anyone who meets the criteria of that group in the future will be automatically added to the dynamic group. Students who no longer meet the criteria will automatically be removed from the group. You will be able to create this group by typing in a group name and clicking the Create Dynamic Group button.

All dynamic groups will appear within the Communications section of ScholarPack which will allow you to contact these specific groups via SMS, Email and Post.

At the bottom left hand side of the Data Digger page, you have the option to manage either dynamic or static groups. 

Special Calculations

Within the Data Digger there is the option to search by students who are below, expected or exceeding for their KS1 SATS results.  It can use data collected from before the change to the assessment process introduced by the DfE in 2016 as well data collected using the new system. Below is a guide as to how a student is placed within one of the 3 attainment categories.

Using pre-2016 Levels 

The first step is that the levels are converted into a Points Score Equivalent.

National curriculum teacher assessment level Point score equivalent
Level 4 27
Level 3 21
Level 2A 17
Level 2B 15
Level 2C 13
Level 1 9

An average for reading, writing and maths is then calculated by:

reading + writing /2 is then added to the maths score and then divided by 2.  

With the average score it then looks at the following bands: 

--BELOW is < 12
--Between is > 11 and < 18
--ABOVE is > = 18

For the new assessment system it converts their outcome for each of the 3 core subjects to a score, averages them using the same method as described above and then using a score band, describes them as below, at or above. 

For new assessments the statements are:
BLW=Below the standard of the pre-key stage*,
PKF=Pre-key stage foundation,
WTS=Working towards the expected standard,
EXS=Working at the expected standard,
GDS=Working at greater depth at the expected standard

Each statement has the following values:

'BLW' = 85
'PKF' = 90
'WTS' = 95
'EXS' = 100
'GDS' = 115

it takes the average score using the above for REA and WRI, adds it to Maths and takes the average of those then the bands are calculated as follows:

--BELOW is < 100

--AT is > = 100 and < 105

--ABOVE is > = 105

Manage Static Groups

Static groups need to be both created and updated manually.  To create a new group, click on 'Manage Static Groups'  Click on 'Add New' and insert a group name. Once created you are able to edit the group name and add students to it. 

To add students choose form the drop down.

Static groups, as with dynamic groups will appear in the assessments reporting area and some attendance reports in ScholarPack. They are also available to use within the communications module.

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