This is the 2011 edition of Families of Schools for Black Country which is based on final 2010 data. The data presented allows users to compare the performance of their school against the performance of other Black Country schools with statistically similar pupil intakes.
Headteachers can interrogate this data in different ways and use it as the basis for working collaboratively with other schools to narrow gaps and secure better outcomes for pupils.
The first three editions of Families of Schools for the Black Country primary schools were published in 2008, 2009 and 2010. As with previous years, this edition includes Key Stage 2 results, a Contextual Value Added (CVA) measure and contextual families focussing on English as an Additional Language (EAL) and mobility.
Schools are grouped into families on the basis of an average of their prior attainment data and context data. Prior attainment data is the average Key Stage 1 attainment, measured by the Average Point Score (APS) at KS1, for all pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 who have been matched to Key Stage 2 data.
The data enables schools to compare the outputs of their school against the outputs of other Black Country schools with statistically similar pupil intakes. There are many ways in which schools can analyse and use the data.