Data and Assessment

Data and Assessment

primary school buildingFor the most current and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and support for schools and settings during the wider re-opening phase, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. Any COVID-19 resources on our team pages are still relevant and useful but are more general or relate to earlier phases of lockdown and partial school closures. Many of our general resources will also be useful at this time.


The Data and Assessment team supports schools to provide effective advice and guidance on all elements of statutory national curriculum assessment, recording and reporting requirements across all key stages.

The team continues to provide comprehensive information in relation to pupil performance data issues in schools and colleges, working with a number of external data providers to ensure that Devon schools have access to up-to-date information, advice and guidance in a period of fast moving educational developments.

In addition, the team are able to support bespoke training and guidance drawing on the most recent legislation and information to meet the needs of the educational community in Devon.

Image of pupil's legs with laptops on their laps (Width 372, Height 248) LATEST NEWS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college accountability 2021/22. As these assessments will be returning for the first time since 2019, without any adaptations, the results will not be published in key stage 2 (KS2) performance tables in academic year 2021/22. Results from qualifications achieved in 2021/22 will be published on school and college performance tables, using our normal suite of accountability measures, as far as that is possible.

In the 2021 to 2022 academic year, it will be statutory for schools to administer a past version of the Phonics Screening Check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2021 autumn term.

Have a look at future dates for primary assessments

The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) You should have received your physical resources for the RBA, as well as login details and passwords to access the Baseline ePortal (BeP). All staff involved in the RBA, can now prepare for the assessment by exploring the BeP and accessing the training materials. These include a set of short videos explaining key aspects of the assessment and a preview assessment showing all of the RBA tasks. If your school has not received physical resources or login details, please contact the RBA helpline on 0330 088 4171 or email

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college accountability 2020 to 2021.

Keeping you up to date

Communication received 7 June 2021

The Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight Team have updated the inspection data summary report (IDSR) with absence data from autumn term 2020, based on the DfE published data. The absence data used in the IDSR is based on the DfE census collection and has been provided as a new section within the IDSR. This is different to the daily attendance collection which schools have submitted throughout the pandemic, which will not be used in the IDSR.

This data relates to absences during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As such, users should not directly compare 2020 autumn absence to historic absence rates. There may be a number of reasons for changes in absence rates. Inspectors will not use the 2020 autumn absence data by itself to draw conclusions but may use it to prompt questions regarding how well attended a school was during this period. Inspectors may also use previous years’ data to provide context to the latest data, particularly where a school has previously had high or low absence rates in relation to other schools.

It is important to note that:

If a pupil tested positive for COVID-19 then this absence should have been treated as an illness and included within the data.
However other COVID-19 related absence, such as pupils being sent home to isolate, did not count as absences within the data.

Further detail on how absence rates have been calculated can be found in the DfE published methodology.

Please ensure you download the latest version of your IDSR, which will have 7 June 2021 release date.

Should you have any IDSR or Ofsted IDSR service queries, please contact either:

Schools team -
16 to 19 team -

Kind regards,

The Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight Team

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IDSR guidance

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