Narrowing the gaps from data to impact: the golden thread
Using data to identify low attainment, weak progress and gaps in attainment has long been a focus of schools. This National Strategies booklet, published in 2009, aims to support senior teams, in both primary and secondary phases, by setting out a practical approach for seeing analysis through to impact, with a particular focus on narrowing gaps for disadvantaged groups of students.
The booklet focuses of four key elements of addressing under-performance of particular groups of students:
- (good data analysis that leads to action and impact)
- (planning for progression, effective pedagogy, intervention)
- (systematic assessment and tracking)
- (acknowledge and build on successes)