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  1. The Provider GatewaySelf-teach tutorial for theLearner Achievement Tracker January 2006 Version 1.0 The LSC in association with Ofsted and ALI welcome you to the self-teach tutorial for the Learner Achievement Tracker (LAT) service on the Provider Gateway. Click any key to proceed. If you have any queries, please email: Provider.Gateway@lsc.gov.uk

  2. HOME – Will always take you to ‘Tutorial Contents’ Navigation How to Use the Buttons You can navigate your way through this tutorial by using the forward and backward buttons below or by clicking the mouse. Buttons which are coloured grey are inactive on the current slide, like the SECTION BACK button below. SECTION BACK – Will take you to the ‘Section Contents’ of the current section BACK – Will take you back one screen FORWARD – Will take you forward one screen SECTION FORWARD – Will take you to the ‘Section Contents’ of the next section

  3. Aims and Objectives The aims of this tutorial are: • To introduce you to the Learner Achievement Tracker (LAT) service on the Provider Gateway, including: • Who uses it and for what purposes. • What reports it generates. • How LAT guarantees the security of your information. • To teach you how to generate reports, including Summary Charts, National Comparison Graphs and National Chances Charts. • To teach you how to use the Prior Attainment Calculator. • To teach you how to download data.

  4. Section 2 Summary Charts Section 1 Overview of Learner Achievement Tracker Section 3 National Comparison Graphs Section 4 National Chances Charts Section 5 Prior Attainment Calculator Section 6 Download Data Section 7 How to get help 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 Tutorial Contents The tutorial is divided into six sections. You can click on a section title on the list opposite to go directly to the start of the section. Each section starts with a Section Contents slide, from which you can link to specific topics.

  5. Section 1Overview of Learner Achievement Tracker • This section explains: • The purpose and benefits of the Learner Achievement Tracker (LAT) to partners, providers and key stakeholders. • The VA/DT reports available through the LAT. • Who can use LAT to generate reports. • The Quality Improvement Pack. • How the security of information is ensured. You can work through the section sequentially, or use the links in the panel to the left to go to specific topics. Links to topics • The VA/DT reports • The LAT service on Provider Gateway • Who can use the LAT? • The Quality Improvement Pack • Security of Information in LAT

  6. Overview of LAT 1 The VA/DT reports The LSC provides Value Added (VA) and Distance Travelled (DT) data for learners aged 16-19, to show how much progress in qualifications individual learners have made, based on their prior attainment compared to national results. VA/DT data are available as a suite of reports, including: • Summary Charts. • National Comparison Graphs. • National Chances Charts. A sample of these reports was first made available to WBL and FE providers for staff development and awareness-raising purposes on the LSC’s Online Data Collections (OLDC) portal, and to schools, Local Authorities and local LSCs on CD-ROM in Summer 2005.

  7. Overview of LAT 1 The LAT service on Provider Gateway Learner Achievement Tracker (LAT) is a service on the Provider Gateway that provides access to VA/DT reports and VA/DT data. Release of the LAT service on the Gateway replaces the use of the OLDC portal for disseminating the reports. A national pilot of the LAT service begins in January 2006. Providers can use the VA/DT reports generated by the LAT to make judgements about institutional performance.

  8. Overview of LAT 1 Who can use the LAT? The LAT service can be used by: • Work-based learning (WBL) providers • Further education (FE) providers. • Schools with Sixth Forms. • Local Authorities. • National Office LSC. • Local LSCs. • Inspectorates (ALI and Ofsted).

  9. Overview of LAT 1 The Quality Improvement Pack The LSC provides a Quality Improvement Pack. The Quality Improvement Pack includes: • Detailed information about Value Added and Distance Travelled for 16-19 learners. • Qualification Success Rates. • Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA). • Information about how to interpret and apply the VA/DT reports for quality improvement. • Case studies. • Provider Gateway information. • Links to the Business Cycle.

  10. Overview of LAT 1 The Quality Improvement Pack The Quality Improvement Pack can be obtained from the Training Document/Help area of the LAT, which links to the LSC’s New Measures of Success website at: http://www.lsc.gov.uk/nms.htm

  11. Overview of LAT 1 Security of Information in LAT • All information relating to a provider is held in strict confidence in LAT. A provider cannot view a report relating to another provider. • Authorised staff, including (home-based) inspectors in Ofsted and the ALI, can search on all providers on the Gateway and generate reports pertaining to any provider. • In the LSC, authorised staff in the National Office and local LSCs can generate reports pertaining to any provider. • The LSC shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss, damage, injury or cost whatsoever.

  12. Overview of LAT 1 End of Section 1 Overview of Document Exchange

  13. Section 2Summary Charts This section explains how to select and generate Summary Charts. You can work through the section sequentially, or use the links in the panel to the left to go to specific topics. Links to topics • How to select a Summary Chart • VA Reports • DT Reports • Pop-up Options

  14. How to select a Summary Chart Summary Charts 2 How to select a Summary Chart When you log in to LAT, the LAT Home screen is displayed. • On the menu, click on Summary Report.

  15. How to select a Summary Chart (continued) Summary Charts 2 How to select a Summary Chart (continued) The options presented for Summary Reports may include: • VA (Value Added). • DT (Distance Travelled). • The options available will vary from one provider to another. In this example, the DT reports are DT/FE and DT/WBL because this is an FE and WBL provider. • Click on the DT or VA option to open up the reports available under each.

  16. VA Reports Summary Charts 2 VA Reports The VA reports include: • One chart showing the VA scores for each qualification type. • For each qualification type, one chart showing the VA scores for each subject. • The options will vary from one provider to another, depending on what qualifications and subjects the provider offers. • Click on the option you require to generate and display the chart.

  17. VA Reports (continued) Summary Charts 2 VA Reports (continued) When the report is generated you will need to use the scroll bars to scroll sideways and down the screen to see the complete chart.

  18. VA Reports (continued) Summary Charts 2 VA Reports (continued) Below the chart are: • The key for the chart. • A table showing the data on which the chart is based.

  19. DT Reports Summary Charts 2 DT Reports The DT reports include: • One chart showing the DT scores for each qualification type. • For each qualification type, one chart showing each subject group. • The options will vary from one provider to another, depending on what qualifications and subjects the provider offers. • Click on the option you require to generate and display the chart.

  20. DT Reports (continued) Summary Charts 2 DT Reports (continued) When the report is generated you will need to use the scroll bars to scroll sideways and down the screen to see the complete chart.

  21. DT Reports (continued) Summary Charts 2 DT Reports (continued) Below the chart are: • The key for the chart. • A table showing the data on which the chart is based.

  22. Pop-up Options Summary Charts 2 Pop-up Options You can right click on a report to display a pop-up menu that allows you to do a variety of things with the image of the chart, including: • Save it. • Print it. • Email it. • and other options (depending on what applications are available on your PC, such as Convert to Adobe PDF).

  23. Pop-up Options (continued) Summary Charts 2 Pop-up Options (continued) The image on this slide shows a chart that has been saved as a file and opened using a graphics application.

  24. Summary Charts 2 End of Section 2 Summary Charts

  25. Section 3National Comparison Graphs This section explains how to select and generate National Comparison Graphs. You can work through the section sequentially, or use the links in the panel to the left to go to specific topics. Links to topics • How to generate a National Comparison Graph • Pop-up Options

  26. How to generate a National Comparison Graph National Comparison Graphs 3 How to generate a National Comparison Graph When you log in to LAT, the LAT Home screen is displayed. • On the menu, click on National Comparison Graph.

  27. How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) • The options presented for National Comparison Graphs may include: • VA (Value Added). • DT (Distance Travelled). • The options available will vary from one provider to another. • Click on DT or VA to open up the options under each.

  28. How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) • Click on the option for the type of graph you want to generate. • A drop-down list is displayed to select the subject of the graph. • Click on the subject to highlight it. • Click the GET CHART button.

  29. How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 How to run a National Comparison Graph (continued) • It may take a few moments for the graph to be generated. • When the graph is ready it is displayed in the right-hand side of the screen. • Above the graph is a summary of the parameters used to generate the graph.

  30. How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 How to run a National Comparison Graph (continued) You will need to use the scroll bars to scroll sideways and down the screen to see the complete graph. In this example, the triangles are the individual data points representing the learners, plotted relative to the national and provider attainment curves.

  31. How to generate a National Comparison Graph (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 How to run a National Comparison Graph (continued) • Below the chart are: • The key for the chart. • A table showing the data on which the chart is based. • Note that a provider user who runs a National Comparison Graph will see the names of the individual learners taking the selected subject at their institution whose data is plotted on the graph. Other users will not see the names of the individuals. • In this example the names of individuals have been blurred to prevent recognition.

  32. Pop-up Options National Comparison Graphs 3 Pop-up Options • You can right click on the graph to display a pop-up menu that allows you to do a variety of things with the image of the graph, including: • Save it. • Print it. • Email it. • and other options (depending on what applications are available on your PC, such as Convert to Adobe PDF).

  33. Pop-up Options (continued) National Comparison Graphs 3 Pop-up Options (continued) The image on this slide shows a graph that has been saved as a file and opened using a graphics application.

  34. National Comparison Graphs 3 End of Section 3 National Comparison Graphs

  35. Section 4National Chances Charts This section explains how to select and generate Chances Charts. You can work through the section sequentially, or use the links in the panel to the left to go to specific topics. Links to topics • How to generate a National Chances Chart • Pop-up Options

  36. How to generate a National Chances Chart National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart When you log in to LAT, the LAT Home screen is displayed. • On the menu, click on Chances Chart.

  37. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) • The National Chances Chart screen is displayed, presenting you with selection fields to use to select the criteria for the chart. • Measures. Use the drop-down list to select the measure, which will be a choice of VA and DT options. The options will vary from one provider to another.

  38. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) • Qualification. Use the drop-down list to select the qualification. The options will vary depending on the qualifications offered by the provider.

  39. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) • Subject. Use the drop-down list to select the subject. The options will vary depending on the Qualification selected and the subjects offered by the provider.

  40. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) • Attainment. Use the drop-down list to select the attainment.

  41. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) • It may take a few moments for the chart to be generated. • When the chart is ready it is displayed in the right-hand side of the screen. • Above the chart is a summary of the parameters used to generate the chart, and the key.

  42. How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) National Chances Charts 4 How to generate a National Chances Chart (continued) You will need to use the scroll bars to scroll sideways and down the screen to see the complete chart.

  43. Pop-up Options National Chances Charts 4 Pop-up Options • You can right click on the chart to display a pop-up menu that allows you to do a variety of things with the image of the chart, including: • Save it. • Print it. • Email it. • and other options (depending on what applications are available on your PC, such as Convert to Adobe PDF).

  44. Pop-up Options (continued) National Chances Charts 4 Pop-up Options (continued) The image on this slide shows a National Chances Chart that has been saved as a file and opened using a graphics application.

  45. National Chances Charts 4 End of Section 4 National Chances Charts

  46. Section 5Prior Attainment Calculator Links to topics • What is the Prior Attainment Calculator for? • How to use the Prior Attainment Calculator The Prior Attainment Calculator will be available shortly. This section of the tutorial will be updated when the Calculator is available.

  47. Prior Attainment Calculator 5 End of Section 5 Prior Attainment Calculator

  48. Section 6Download Data This section explains how to download .pdf (Adobe Acrobat format) report files and data files from the Learner Achievement Tracker. Links to topics • Types of files you can download • How to download data

  49. Download data 6 Types of files you can download Two types of files are available to download on the Learner Achievement Tracker: • Portable Document Format (PDF) files. PDF files are typically text files which can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader. They will contain a complete set of reports relating to a provider. • Comma Separated Value (CSV) files. CSV files contain data which can be used in a database or in a spreadsheet such as Excel. CSV files will contain a provider’s VA/DT data sets.

  50. How to download data Download data 6 How to download data When you log in to LAT, the LAT Home screen is displayed. • On the menu, click on Download Data. • The Download Data screen is displayed, presenting you with a selection of files in .pdf and .csv formats which you can download. • In this example, there is one .pdf file available to download. • Click the filename link to download the file.