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What are data views

The data views are interactive maps which show indicator values for an area such as Government Office Region (GOR) or Local Authority (LA). There are two types of maps.

Different types of data views

Single maps

Single maps provide a single map with indicator data. Single maps are ideally suited to viewing time series data and comparing trends for different Government Office Regions (GORs) or Local Authorities(LAs).

Double maps

Double maps provide two single maps on a page with indicator data. For each map you can select your own indicators. Double maps are ideally suited to exploring the relationship between two indicators. A scatterplot chart will graphically display the relationship between the two indicators.The line on the graph is the line of best fit and shows the general trend of the data.

Data table

The data table displays the area (Government Office Regions (GORs) or Local Authorities(LAs)) against the indicator data in text form. You can use the magnifying glass icon in the data table to zoom into an area on the map, or the page icon to find out more information about the area type.

Data charts

To help see the data comparisons, there are a number of different charts that are displayed. Please note: the chart displayed will depend on the type of map selected and the type of data that relates to an indicator.

Time series chart (Single maps only)

A time series chart will show the difference between one indicator over time e.g. between 1991 and 2001. This will only be shown if the indicator has more than one time period in our system.

Bar chart (Single maps only)

The bar chart is a visual representation of the data shown in the data table. Bar charts can be used with the ‘comparison area' option to display area comparisons on your bar chart. You can also select an area in the bar chart by selecting it in the data table.

Pie chart (Single maps only)

Pie charts are also a visual representation of the data that is shown in the data table. The pie chart automatically groups areas with similar indicator values in the datatable.

By hovering over a section in the pie chart, this will automatically highlight the areas that falls in that group on the map, bar chart, time series chart and datatable. By clicking in a section in the pie chart this will automatically select all the areas that fall into that group on the map, bar chart, time series chart and datatable

Scatterplot chart (Double maps only)

The scatterplot shows the relationship between two continuous variables. The line on the graph is the line of best fit and shows the general trend of the data.

Each of the elements in the maps, such as the datatable, bar charts etc can be moved, closed or maximised by placing your cursor in the upper right hand corner of each element.

Working with indicators

Data button

The data button displays a list of all the possible indicators that can be displayed on the map. Using the data button you can also find out more detailed information about the indicator by clicking the page symbol for an indicator.

Legend button

The legend button controls the colours on the maps, how the indicator data is grouped, and adds or removes the groups displayed.

Comparison area

The comparison area is linked to a bar chart and will display on the comparison area selected on the bar chart.

Clear button

The clear button will remove any options or areas selected on the map.

Description of the data and indicators for the Early Years theme

This data provides information on achievement outcomes at the end of the Foundation Stage in 2007. The Foundation Stage curriculum is a statutory stage of the National Curriculum for England, along with Key Stages 1 to 4.

Subject Education and Skills - Early Years
Data source DCSF
Date.available Academic Year 2007/08
Age range 4 year olds
School types State maintained schools excluding special and overseas schools
Coverage.spatial England
Coverage.temporal Annual
Notes Every effort has been made to ensure the data do not allow the identification of individuals. To protect confidentiality the following conventions have been used throughout this website: (i) Low counts have been suppressed and replaced by x. (ii) Negligible percentages, those less than 0.05%, have been suppressed and replaced by a hyphen (-). (iii) 0 is shown only when the true value is 0"

The following are three main indicators of FSP results used in the maps on this website:

Mean of the Foundation Stage Profile total score (labelled as Mean FSP score in the maps)

There are 13 assessment scales included in this total score. They have 9 points each and are based on 6 areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development (3 scales)
  • Communication, Language and Literacy (4 scales)
  • Mathematical development (3 scales)
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (1 scale)
  • Physical development (1 scale)
  • Creative development (1 scale)

Percentage of children with a good level of development

A child who achieves a good level of development scores 6 or more in each of the 7 scales in the Personal, Social and Emotional development (PSE) and Communication, Language and Literacy areas of learning (CLL). This particular measure is used to assess the progress made nationally in improving outcomes.

Percentage of children with a good level of overall achievement

If a child achieved overall score of 78 points and a score of 6 or more in each of the 7 scales in the Personal, Social and Emotional development (PSE) and Communication, Language and Literacy areas of learning (CLL), that child has reached a good level of overall achievement.

The above indicators could be mapped against Mean IDACI.

Mean IDACI: ‘Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index'

This index is provided by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. It measures the proportion of children under the age of 16 in an area living in low income households. Therefore, the higher the number the higher the level of deprivation in an area.

It is a supplementary index to the Indices of Multiple Deprivation.

Description of the data and indicators for the Disability theme

Aggregate data of Special Educational Needs Children subdivided by Special Educational Needs.

Statement: Statement (SEN) pupils in England.

School Action: Including School Action and School Action Plus Children.

Attendance data

Percentage of sessions missed due to Authorised Absence

Number of sessions missed due to authorised absence during the academic year.-Absence data based on attendance registers taken twice a day: once at the beginning of the morning session and once during the afternoon session.

Percentage of sessions missed due to Unauthorised Absence :

Number of sessions missed due to unauthorised absence during the academic year.-Absence data based on attendance registers taken twice a day: once at the beginning of the morning session and once during the afternoon session.

Percentage of sessions missed due to Overall Absence :

Number of sessions missed during the academic year.-Absence data based on attendance registers taken twice a day: once at   the beginning of the morning session and once during the afternoon session.

  • Absence data based on attendance registers taken twice a day: once at the beginning of the morning session and once during the afternoon session.
  • The decision to authorise an absence is a local decision leading to unmeasured variation between and within schools.  Until the reason for absence is known, schools should record a pupil as “unauthorised absence – no reason yet”.  So some cases of unauthorised absence may change to authorised absence at a later stage (once an explanation has been reported to the school).
  • Arriving late for school is recorded as unauthorised absence.
  • Absence relates to the number of pupil enrolments rather than the number of pupils.
  • Where a pupil has moved school throughout the year, they will be counted more than once as they have recorded attendance in more than one school.
  • Information provided for 2.5 terms of the academic year. Data relating to the summer term is only required up until the Friday before the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May, rather than the full term.
  • Schools which closed during the academic year, for which data are available, have been included.
  • Pupils and Schools: The Absence  Data presented shows percentages of pupils within Government Office Regions or Local Authority that the school where the pupils attend reports to. Hence, a pupil resident in Local Authority A could be enrolled in a school which belongs to Local Authority B.

The statistics presented are therefore similar to workplace population figures, as they don't  take into account the residence of the pupils, but only where they are enrolled. 

For more information on absence data please visit the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) website or view the 'A Summary of the DCSF statistics document' (32Kb PDF file, 20 pages).

Description of the data and indicators for the Looked After Children (LAC) theme

The data provides information on Looked After Children. Under the Children Act 1989, a child is looked after by a local authority if he or she is provided with accommodation, for a continuous period of more than 24 hours, or is subject to a care order.

Profile

Profile data for Primary (year 1 to 6) and Secondary (year 7 to 11) School Children.

Attainment

Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 Attainment data at Government Office Region level for Mainstream School* and Special School** children.

Attendance

Primary (year 1 to 6) and Secondary (year 7 to 11) Attendance data at Government Office Region level for Mainstream School* and Special School** children.

More data on Looked After Children.

*Mainstream School: A school that caters for all pupils.
**Special School: A school that caters for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

 

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