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.

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Please find fully funded resources for headteacher responsibilities for 2022 assessment cycle to avoid maladministration.

Primary school accountability - Technical guidance on primary school accountability, school-level progress measures and similar schools.

Secondary accountability measures (including Progress 8 and Attainment 8) - Information for schools about secondary school accountability measures, including Progress 8 and Attainment 8.

Have a look at future dates for primary assessments as well as the test administration guidance which was released in March 2022 

Keeping you up to date

Communication received from Ofsted's Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight Team on 12th november 2021

Ofsted are pleased to announce that they have released the 2021 inspection data summary report (IDSR) to allow schools and inspectors access to the latest available data. You can access your IDSR directly through our Ofsted IDSR service or as a link through the DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). Both are located on DfE Sign-in of which you will need an account to access and associated permissions for the school/s.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2019 data is the latest available results data. School performance may vary yearly, and, due to the uneven impact of COVID-19 on pupils and schools, 2019 data may no longer reflect a school’s current performance. The IDSR displays both 2021 and 2019 census data to allow users to view the latest contextual data and the data for pupils who took key stage 4 exams or key stage 2 tests in 2019.

The following has been updated:

contextual information based on the January 2021 census
exclusions data has been updated to the final release of 2019/20
autumn 2020 one term absence release with pupil group data
2021 key stage 4 subject entries data
latest key stage 4 destinations data
latest school workforce census data
latest MAT/LA data
latest financial data.

The school sixth form section has not been updated, yet. This update will be in early 2022 which will also include two term absence data and several developments following feedback from schools and local authorities. We will communicate this release and the changes closer to the time.

Please ensure you download the latest version of your IDSR, which will have 12 November 2021 release date.

In addition to these data updates, we have released some minor developments and have published an updated HTML guidance document for the IDSR. This includes example/anonymised IDSRs and supporting data tables in accessible ODS format.

Guidance for schools

Guidance for 16-19 schools

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

Schools team -
16 to 19 team -

Kind regards,

Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight Team

21 September 2021 - Ofsted's Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) Newsletter

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