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However unfortunately the broad-brush nature of SATS results reveals little detail regarding the nature of any problems which may exist.
It is likely that those with oversight of schools, be they local authorities, academy chains or central government education services will wish to be able to access and analyse schools tracking systems. In my opinion it would be wiser that they had access to detailed information regarding students progress than that they just had access to summative grades.
Alan Teece at Alfiesoft had particular insight into the practicalities of how systems could be connected to central government records.
Assessing students up to the age of 14 – A better future QUICK LINKS
Part 5: more about online testing
Part 6: central tracking of progress
Part 7: supporting diversity
Part 8: student behaviour management