Virtual tracking for primaries

Tool will enable parents and teachers to monitor schools

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A new tool being rolled out across Scottish local authorities will enable primary headteachers to compare their pupils’ performance in literacy and numeracy to a virtual comparator – and also to schools across Scotland.

The virtual school is generated using the characteristics of the pupils on a school’s roll, taking into account factors such as deprivation, whether pupils have English as an additional language and ethnicity.

A similar tool for monitoring and tracking pupil performance in senior secondary – called Insight – was introduced in 2014. However, this is the first time that primary ...

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