Insight
Benchmarking for Excellence
Presentation to ScotXed Forum
26 March 2014
Colin Sutherland, Professional Advisor
Presentation overview
• Purpose of Insight (new
name for SPBT)
• Background
• Development timescales
Purpose
• A new online tool designed to analyse, compare and
improve the performance of pupils in the senior phase
• Will be used by secondary schools, local authorities
and Education Scotland
• Aims to encourage:
o professional reflection
o a collaborative approach to looking at data and
working together as part of the improvement process
• Will replace STACs (Standard Tables and Charts) from
August 2014
A tool for Professional Reflection
• Aims to encourage
professional reflection
and collaborative
working
• Prompts reflective
questions
A dynamic benchmarking Tool
• Easier and more intuitive to use than STACs
• Available to all teaching staff in secondary schools
• Goes ‘beyond SQA’: includes a wider range of
SCQF credit-rated awards and programmes
• Includes commentaries to aid interpretation and
prompt ‘a closer look’
• Schools to be compared to a ‘virtual’ comparator
• Development of learning partners
Designed to show rounded picture of
performance
• National measures show four nationally
consistent measures for schools and LAs
• Local measures contain further information
about schools and LAs: curriculum; subjects;
courses; learning partners
• More measures will follow
Access to Insight
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Web site
http://spbt.scotxed.net
Discussions with MIS providers
Discussions with Glow ‘Plus’
Importance of census and other MIS
information
The national dashboard
Timeline and roadmap
Keep updated
www.scotland.gov.uk/seniorphasebenchmarking
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Senior Phase
Benchmarking
Twitter
@spbenchmarking
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INSIGHT Presentation ScotxEd forum 26 March