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Analyse School Performance (ASP) – latest update

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Recent updates

The government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020. This update published here clarifies what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20. 

Provisional 2018-19 KS1 and Phonics (with disadvantage data) is now available in ASP. 

Absence data (three and two term) for 2019 is available in ASP. This data includes all absences reported during the autumn term 2018 and spring term 2019. 

Revised 2018/19 KS4 data (including the Relative Performance Indicators report and the Entries and Attainment report) and revised 2017/18 Destinations data are now available in ASP. 

Early Years Foundation data for 2018/19 is also now available.

Video tutorial

Short video tutorials have been produced explaining what is in ASP. This is available in the 'Help' section. The primary tutorial is also available here and the secondary tutorial is available here

Data management

  • Data management is now available in ASP. This allows school named users to create 'what if' scenarios and explore the impact on the measures by removing one or more pupils from their phonics, KS1, KS2 or KS4 data so they can see how their data looks in different scenarios. For example, users can create a custom view showing the performance of pupils with EAL or non-mobile pupils.
  • School users are able to toggle between their default and custom views for most headline reports (a list of reports and data items that cannot be updated by data management are shown on the data management homepage). This data management function is available for the most recent year's data held in ASP (ie 2017) and will be updated as and when new data becomes available.
  • The functionality has been improved to export most files to PDF or Excel.

Coming soon

  • Exclusions data for 2018/19 – August 2020

Previous updates: primary

The following are all available in ASP:

  • School Characteristics 2019 data, including basic characteristics trends; basic characteristics by national curriculum year group and prior attainment of pupils by year group. This release is nearly three months earlier than last year.
  • KS2 provisional data for 2019. This year the children looked after (CLA) collection closure date was delayed by five weeks due to technical issues. Because of this the CLA data and disadvantaged data will not be included in ASP until the revised data release.
  • The KS2 Question Level Analysis Data (QLA) for 2018-19. QLA data enables primary schools to assess how well their children performed in the KS2 tests by subject strand, by question and by individual pupils and compare these with the national average. It also supports secondary schools in identifying strengths and weaknesses for their incoming year sevens.
  • Provisional 2018 KS1 and phonics (with disadvantage data). Please note, users will need to have school named access (through their DfE sign-in account) in order to view pupil-level data. 
  • The 2018 primary Inspection Data Summary Reports (IDSRs). The primary IDSRs hold provisional data for KS2, KS1, phonics and context data. This includes data for disadvantaged pupils.
  • KS2 revised 2018 data. This release also includes a new 'switch comparator' function, which allows you to switch the disadvantaged national comparator to a 'like-for-like' comparator. This is different from the default DfE national comparator, which is the national average for non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • The KS2 provisional data for 2018, including disadvantage data. Three-year average and three-year time series data is also included within this release.

Previous updates: secondary

The following are all now available in ASP:

  • School Characteristics 2019 data, including basic characteristics trends; basic characteristics by national curriculum year group and prior attainment of pupils by year group. This release is nearly three months earlier than last year.
  • KS4 Relative performance indicators by subject report for 2017-18.
  • KS4 entries and attainment by subject report for 2017-18; KS4 revised data for 2018 and revised destinations (after KS4) for 2017 is available in ASP. This release includes a new 'switch comparator' function, which allows you to switch the disadvantaged national comparator to a 'like-for-like' comparator. This is different from the default DfE national comparator, which is the national average for non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • The Ofsted KS4 revised 2018 inspection data summary reports (IDSRs), are available in ASP. The IDSRs now contain final EYFS, revised KS2, KS4, destinations and provisional KS1/phonics, and 16-to-19 study programmes.

Accessing ASP

Access to ASP was previously through the Secure Access portal, this has now been replaced by DfE Sign-in. The step by step process for this is in the DfE Sign-in help section. If you are unable to migrate using your Secure Access username and password, please contact the approver at your organisation who will be able to create you a new account. It is important that your login credentials remain confidential; the additional responsibilities of approvers can be found in the terms of use section in ASP.

In response to requests from users, a new release timetable (which includes upcoming data releases) has been added to ASP. This is available by clicking the 'release timetable' link at the top of the page/banner once logged into ASP.

If you don't have a DfE sign-in account, an approver at your organisation will need to create an account for you.  If there are no approvers at your organisation, please contact the DfE sign-in helpdesk via https://help.signin.education.gov.uk/contact/.

Last updated 06 May 2020