Target setting – overview


Target setting contains a Subject dashboard and a Pupil dashboard.

Subject dashboard: Overview

What does the report show?

The report provides FFT benchmarking information for subjects using the new assessment framework. Estimates are provided at FFT’s three benchmarks progress points: Average, High and Very high.

Subject dashboard: Pupil groups

What does the report show?

The interactive reports provides estimates of future end of Key Stage subject performance for key pupil groups.

Pupil dashboard: Subjects

FFT benchmarks bands

FFT Aspire provides three benchmarking challenge levels – average progress (50th percentile), high progress (20th percentile) and very high progress (5th percentile). The benchmarks are based on the progress made by similar pupils nationally. The FFT model uses prior attainment, gender and month of birth as a starting point for pupils to produce the benchmarking ranges.

Where school FFT Administrators have selected default levels of challenge for each subject and year group, the benchmark ranges display the chances (as percentages) of attaining each benchmark band based on the selected defaults. Otherwise, the chances are based on the FFT50 level of challenge. The band in the grey circle represents the FFT benchmark band. This band is where there is a 50% chance of attaining this band or a higher band. The chances of attaining a higher whole grade and risk of attaining a lower whole grade are also displayed.

Target bands

Targets for pupils cannot be entered through this report screen, they are entered through the Pupils area of the Subject Dashboard. Targets are entered as a FFT Band (W – Working towards, N – National standard, A – Above national standard, or B – Below national standard). Once a target is entered the chances of attaining the target based on the level of challenge displayed in the ‘How likely’ column.

Updated on 29th October 2019

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