I wonder if anyone can help - I have seen other similar posts yet none of the replies seem to quite nail down an answer to my query! So here goes...
Having inputted my Year R baseline data into Insight a few weeks ago, I have been approached by my Headteacher with some queries (i.e. data anomalies) which seemed strange. Following this conversation, I am reviewing how Insight has interpreted the baseline data I have inputted and it seems that it has said anything 30-50+ or above is 'at expectation' and therefore 'in-line with expectation' and therefore on track to achieve the ELG for that area of learning. However, this is contrary to Ofsted guidance which states that if a child is at '40-60 emerging' on entry to Year R, they are on track. Anything less and they aren't, according to them.
Having seen other forum posts, it seems to me as if I have wrongly interpreted what Insight means in its use of "-/=/+" within each age descriptor. I have taken it to mean, for example, that '30-50-' is equivalent to '30-50 emerging', and that '30-50=' is equivalent to '30-50 developing'.
However, I now think that Insight has interpreted the "-/=/+" as 'emerging, expected, exceeded' respectively. So I guess in this way, Insight is saying, for example, that '30-50+/exceeding' means essentially the same as '40-60-/emerging' and so it interprets this to mean that a child who on entry is at '30-50+' is on track and in line with expectations to achieve that ELG.
Sorry...I realise I am rambling slightly (mainly because I'm not really sure what I'm looking at and what I ideally want to be looking at!)
I guess my query, in its simplest form, is this:
~ does Insight use '-/=/+' to mean 'emerging/developing/secure' respectively or does it use '-/=/+' to mean 'emerging/expected/exceeding'? If it is the latter, then our data currently looks skewed and inaccurate, since it is interpreting my judgement that they are at the top end of '30-50m' (i.e. 30-50+) as being 'in-line with expectation' which, in the way I want the data to look, they are not.
~ can the settings be changed to reflect the way we want to see and interpret the data as a school? And if so, how? Or do I need to enter the data in a different way? (Really hoping the answer is the former!)
Thanks in advance!