We know that the changes to assessments in 2020 have created uncertainty for schools, local authorities, partnerships and MATs. At Mime we’ve been working hard to develop a range of new services, as well as adapting existing services, to provide our clients and partners with impactful and useful data analysis.
At primary, we have adapted our Super School Profiles and School List reports to use teacher assessments or optional test data instead of statutory assessment data. This will support schools to understand cohort and pupil group strengths and weaknesses and plan for the new academic year. In particular, it will help to identify if homeschooling has widened attainment gaps between pupil groups. We are also offering a range of bespoke analysis, such as consultancy and support with homeschooling, including the use of online quizzing.
The major change at secondary and post 16 this summer is the replacement of GCSE and A Level exams with grades calculated from teacher assessment. To support schools and colleges with these teacher assessments we have developed a grade moderation tool to review teacher assessments, by pupil and subject, comparing to expected grades based on prior attainment and historical school performance. We have also produced a teacher assessment analysis profile, showing the full range of headline measures by pupil group and subject. This will enable schools to investigate if unconscious bias has impacted certain groups.
For demo versions of any of our 2020 analysis reports and tools, or if you have any questions, please use our contact form or call us on 0208 099 4240.