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Education and Attainment Data

This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/schools-data

Information about the Data Sharing Agreement with schools is available at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schools-dsa



This page draws together some of the key information for schools around the collection and analysis of assessment data. The focus will be on the summer collections for Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, phonics and KS1. It will also cover KS2.

Primary Collections 2016

As in previous years, the LA will be collecting data for the EYFSP, phonics and KS1. Once again, the key stage 2 teacher assessments will be uploaded directly to the DfE via NCAtools.

Submission Dates

The recommended submission dates are listed below. These dates are a little earlier than the nationally published deadlines but allow us to support any schools that may be experiencing difficulties and provide an opportunity for schools and the LA to verify that the data is accurate. The dates fall within the nationally published submission windows.

Local Guidance

We will publish local guidance to complement the statutory guidance published by the DfE in the Assessment and Reporting Arrangements. Links to the local guidance will appear below when available.


Submission Guidance

This year the assessments for EYFSP, KS1 and phonics will be submitted to the LA via a new web based system called AnyComms+. This has replaced the old FCS Login system that schools used last year. It is supported by Link2ICT for all schools. Details about Anycomms and how to access it can be found within any of the Submission Guidance documents listed above.

Please click here for submission guidance for KS2 teacher assessment data: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-submitting-teacher-assessment-data

Please click here for official guidance about which KS1 TA codes to use when recording your assessments:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-1-codes-for-reporting-teacher-assessment-in-2016

Software

Schools should ensure they have appropriate support in place for the recording of the assessments and the export of the final data for the LA. Most schools will record the assessments in their MIS so this will be their school MIS support.

If you use any software not supported by Link2ICT or do not get your support from them you should check with your local IT provision that your software can record and export the data in the required format.

We are aware there are changes to the MIS support arrangements for Facility (CMIS) users. We understand Link2ICT has written to schools to explain how these affect the service they receive.

Submission

This year the assessments for EYFSP, KS1 and phonics will be submitted to the LA via a new web based system called AnyComms+. This will replace the old FCS Login system that schools will have used last year. It is supported by Link2ICT for all schools. We will publish further guidance later in May about what schools need to do.

Reports

When we have received and processed your data for the EYFSP, phonics and KS1 we will provide you with some reports that allow you to check the data before it is sent to the DfE. In previous years these would have been published on the Performance Data website (“Perform”). This year the reports are to be published on Perspective Lite: https://perspective.angelsolutions.co.uk

The logins for this site were recently provided to schools . Details about Perspective Lite and how to access it can be found within any of the Submission Guidance documents listed above.