The whole student view: Piecing together your student data puzzle - Nairobi

Piecing together your student data puzzle - Seminar

Using assessment data well is vital to ensure every individual student achieves their full potential.

Each measure of attainment, ability and attitude to learning is valuable, but by combining the data, you can build a unique personal profile of each student. These powerful insights support you to personalise learning and inform teaching. During the seminar, we will discuss how you can use these measures to:

  • Establish an accurate baseline - Discover practical guidance on how to reliably measure students’ cognitive and reasoning abilities. In particular how this can be used to identify students for gifted and talented programmes. You will also learn how to use this to inform curriculum planning and teaching.
  • Identify reading and literacy support needs – Explore how a structured programme of standardized and benchmarked assessments supports schools in establishing students’ reading and comprehension skills in order to differentiate teaching and learning practices.
  • Improve student engagement and wellbeing – Find out how whole-school attitudinal surveys provide a picture of student wellbeing at a student, class and whole school level. See how they support pastoral care teams to reveal unseen support needs and evaluate the impact of wellbeing interventions.

What you'll learn:

  • An understanding of the data triangle of ability, attainment and attitudinal
  • How to combine data to produce a picture of each individual student
  • How to use assessment data to personalise teaching and learning to ensure every student reaches their full potential. 

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Assessment Insights - Data consultation

Data consultations

After the seminar has finished at 1pm, there will be the opportunity to have one-to-one consultations with our assessment specialists.

In these 45 minute sessions we will carry out a guided analysis of your school's data, identifying trends across the year and in key groups, offering useful suggestions for next steps. This in-depth service is available for schools that have completed testing for CAT4, PT Series, NGRT or PASS.

What will be covered:

  • A review your assessment data in advance of the session.
  • An objective summary of key findings.
  • A guided walk through of our analysis of your data, helping you to identify next steps.

Please indicate on the registration form below if you would like to sign up for a data consultation and a member of staff will be in touch.

About the presenters

Oliver Payne

After completing a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Southampton, Oliver began his teaching career in East London. He taught upper and lower KS2, as well as working in middle-leadership roles focusing on curriculum development. He went on to further his theoretical knowledge by completing an MSc in Education, researching successful deployment of support staff in the classroom. Most recently, Oliver taught a range of year groups in a bi-lingual international school in Thailand. There, he used GL’s assessment tools to understand students’ hidden strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to utilise this information to inform teaching and learning. Oliver had a particular focus on ensuring that all students, especially learners with English as an additional language, achieved their full potential. Having moved back to London, he is now keen on supporting schools in implementing similar assessment strategies to improve student outcomes.

Alexander Kingsley

Alex's teaching experience spans across different contexts and cultures. He taught English in both primary and secondary schools in Spain, where he developed a deep appreciation for the diversity of learners' needs and the importance of effective communication. After completing a PGCE in Secondary Education at the University of Manchester, he spent five years teaching at an all-girls independent school in Manchester, where he utilized a range of assessment data to tailor his instruction and drive student achievement. Passionate about supporting the holistic development of students, Alex places a strong emphasis on their well-being alongside academic growth, with the aim all learners have the opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Alex is now proud to be part of GL Education, assisting schools in their efforts to foster student success.

Dates & Locations
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04 October 2023 09:00 - 13:00
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