We have a new service that will save all OTrack users hours of time…
This is a free service to all OTrack schools. We can now copy or move assessment data from one term to another. So for example, if your most recent data entered was in February (Spring Mid), then we can copy this to other terms. That way teachers only need to update a pupil’s assessment outcome if it’s changed.
We can also do this for any targets that you have recorded in OTrack.
If you have a specific data management need, please email us at email@example.com explaining what data you’d like to be moved or copied and we’ll get onto it for you.
We all know the adage that weighing the pig does not make it fatter… and so it seems do Ofsted:
“Schools choosing to use more than two or three data collection points a year should have clear reasoning for what interpretations and actions are informed by the frequency of collection”.
Anecdotally, as I visit schools up and down the country, it is clear that many are moving to a 3 times a year data drop model rather than half-termly, and now that straw poll has been backed up with some data.
We’ve noticed that most schools who are changing their tracking methods are moving from a linear-based approach to a Point In Time Assessment model.
Schools and MATs have told us that the Point In Time Assessment (PITA) solution fits perfectly with their philosophy of the current curriculum. They also tell us that it’s saved them hours of time, so more effort can be dedicated to teaching and learning.