RAISEonline Key Stage 2 and Phonics checks now available
Both the Key Stage 2 (unvalidated) and Year 1 Phonics check data are now available on RAISEonline through the interactive reports. This is in addition to the Key Stage 1 data that was released in early October. The KS4 data is still timetabled for release in early December. There is currently no Absence or Exclusions data for 2012 on the system.
The summary report will be available late in the evening on Monday 5 November 2012.
The unvalidated data does not reflect any amendments requested by schools during the checking exercise.
Teacher assessments: missing results
The data released only has writing and English data for schools who met the 13 July 2012 deadline for submission of teacher assessments. Approximately 9% of schools missed the deadline. Care needs to be taken when using the national comparators until the validated data is published.
Unlike attainment measures, pupils with missing results are usually included in the calculation of whether pupils have made expected progress by the use of teacher assessments. However, in calculating the national comparators for 2012, pupils with missing teacher assessments for either English, reading or writing have been excluded from the English progress measure. Pupils who have a non-numeric maths test outcome and missing mathematics teacher assessment have been excluded from the mathematics progress measure. These exclusions have been implemented for the Key Stage 2 unvalidated data release as the missing teacher assessments were causing the national figures to be misleading. At school level these pupils will continue to be shown as not making expected progress.
KS2 English results
In 2012 writing teacher assessments have been used to calculate English measures in RAISEonline, whereas in previous years writing test results had been used. Take care when comparing these indicators over time.
Inputing your own teacher assessments
Schools can, by signing in as the administrator (usually id includes SADMIN), input the missing teacher assessment data and see the effect that this has on attainment and progress measures at a school level. Step-by-step guidance is available in the RAISEonline library or if you would like more help please give Andy a call on 07917 080201.
Changes implemented within RAISEonline reports
Calculation of overall English
Overall English APS/NC Levels have been calculated differently in 2012 due to the change from writing tests to teacher assessment. You can find full details of the new methodology at:
Mobility group breakdown
The “by characteristic” schedules for attainment and progress now show performance of pupils who have been in the school throughout years 5 and 6.
New definition of free school meals from 2012
The definition of free school meals (FSM) has been changed come into line with those pupils eligible for pupil premium, it now includes pupils in Reception to Year 11 registered for FSM at any point in the last six years. All 2011 and 2012 data reports reflect this change.
Amendments to absence reports
From 2012 only the persistent absentee data for 15% or more sessions are being published.
National transition matrices
The 2012 Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 transition matrices will be published in the RAISEonline library in the coming weeks. These will be included in the summary report within the validated data release.
Updates to RAISEonline summary report
The size of the summary report is being reduced by removing some charts that duplicated information elsewhere in the report. All deleted tables are still available through the interactive section of RAISEonline.
2012 Key Stage 2 performance tables checking exercise and changes to RAISEonline data
Amendments requested by schools during the checking exercise, where they meet the criteria, are supported by evidence and received by the deadline, will be included in the Department for Education (DfE) Key Stage 2 performance tables being published in December 2012 and subsequently in the release of validated data in RAISEonline. The Key Stage 2 checking exercise ended on 26 September 2012 and the website is now closed for submitting online amendment requests.
However, schools can still access their unamended pupil data on the website and can submit written requests for amendments with supporting evidence. Although it is too late now to change data due for publication, the performance tables can be updated post-publication. Following the publication of the Key Stage 2 performance tables in December 2012, there will be a four-week period when further requests to amend published data can be made. Please note that these later changes will not appear when Key Stage 2 validated data are released in RAISEonline.
In the meantime, amendment requests with supporting evidence can be submitted to the DfE by:
- post to – Department for Education Key Stage 2 Performance Tables Team Level 2 Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT
- email to – firstname.lastname@example.org
(Important – pupil level details must be provided in a password protected document, with the password being sent separately.)
A new automated password facility was launched on 19th July, if you have not logged onto RAISEonline since that date, you will be required to set up verification information upon accessing the system.
For further information visit:
Please note that you will not be able to use the automated facility if you have not logged onto RAISEonline since 19 July 2012 and provided verification information. If you experience problems using the automated facility, or have forgotten your registered details such as your username or security answers, please contact your local or school administrator who can provide a new temporary password. When you next log in you will be able to update your details. If you are a RAISEonline administrator, please contact
Phonics Screening Check
If you would like further information on the Phonics Screening Check please see our blog at:
For Schools provides a in depth commentary of KS1&2 for £375+vat and for KS1 alone for £100+vat, both reports cover the Phonics Screening Check results and individual pupil performance as well as an evaluation of the data against the current Ofsted Achievement Criteria. For more details click here.
For a full version of the RAISEonline newsletter that this summary is prepared from please go to: