The LA intelligence page will highlight the schools and indicators that you need to be aware of, you won't have to go digging to find the salient information.
Significance testing is done to determine whether a school's value for an indicator is a strength, a challenge or within normal bounds.
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If you're reading this guide, you probably don't need to click about this page, but if you do, you'll find some basic information about the page you are viewing.
We've also included some links to useful information, like this guide, and an article that tells you whether the data you are viewing is Keypas or DfE sourced.
If you want to print the page, you can do this, but consider whether the person you're printing for should be given access to insight instead, or whether you could screenshot the parts you want.
There are a number of options you can change on this page...
There will be a maximum of 3 academic years at any given point, the current academic year will be available after the spring census.
The academic year you have selected may change whether the page is populated with Keypas data or DfE sourced data, check the data source article on the left of this page for more information.
The default value for this option is All Areas: Key Indicators, this is a combination of indicators from all key stages, and also key absence indicators.
Selecting a specific area, such as key stage 2, will include all indicators for that area, not just those that are considered key indicators.
If you want to know what indicators are available for each area in Insight, take a look at the following articles...
Choosing the areas, All Areas: Key Indicators or Absence, will allow you to choose between primary and secondary schools, otherwise all schools will be included.
The default dimension is All Dimensions, each indicator will be considered for significance for each of the 3 available dimensions when this is selected.
Select Gap to National if you are only concerned with how your schools have performed against the national cohort.
Schools who are deemed significant will be included in the count shown on the indicator cards, click the text below to see why those schools are significant.
The default options for this page will test a school's significance in 3 ways, also known as dimensions...
- Year-on-Year Trend
- Rank Trend
The count on the cards when considering all dimensions is a distinct number of schools, a single school could be included in the strength and challenge count.
When a single dimension is being considered a school exists in the strength or challenge count but not both, a bar can therefore be added to the card to indicate proportions.
Click the text below the school count to see the list of schools, and why they are significant.
If you select all dimensions, a school can have a maximum of 3 rows, if you have selected a single dimension, there will be 1 row per school.
You can click on the school name or the arrow above the values to view the school intelligence page.
The school with the most strengths or challenges will be at the top of each respective list.
The count for each school is indicative of the options selected...
if all dimensions for the absence area has been selected, the maximum possible count would be 12 (4 indicators and 3 dimensions).
You can click on the school name to view the school intelligence page.
Click on the count next to the school to see why that school has been deemed significant...
In the below example Test School 1 is significant for overall absence because its gap to national is -1.67%.
Test school one could also be significant for overall absence because their value last year has decreased, this would also be shown in the strengths box.
Clicking the school name takes you to the school intelligence page.