Checking that your personalised targets are aspirational

Checking that your personalised targets are aspirational

One of the most important aspects of using personalised targets for individual subjects is that subject staff can use the Minimum Expected Grade (MEG) and their own unique subject thermometers to be aspirational for each individual student.

This article takes you through how you might use Connect Interactive to check how aspirational these personalised targets are by adding them as a gradepoint. 

There is a separate Knowledge Base article, Briefing Paper and on-demand webinar below on how you use the MEGs and the subject thermometers to set these personalised targets.

Briefing paper: Using Alps to set aspirational targets with students


To create your personalised target setting gradepoint, follow the steps below, or watch the short video.

  1. Create your cohort including your prior attainment 
  2. Add your teaching data – the courses that your students are currently taking
  3. This will then generate your MEGs automatically. Your MEGs will be available for export on the MEG Report section of the Connect Homepage
  4. Add Personalised Targets – the links above will guide you through how you might do this from MEGs, however all schools and colleges will have individual systems for generating these subject specific targets.
  5. These will now be added to your MEG Reports and can be exported


Adding to Connect Data

You are now going to create a Monitoring Gradepoint for this set of personalised targets to check if they are aspirational.

  1. Create a Monitoring Point – name it clearly so that staff know that this is a target setting gradepoint and the Year Group it pertains to – eg 21.Y12.Target check – tells me that this is the target check gradepoint for Year 12 in Academic Year 2020.21
  2. You can now Check and Publish this gradepoint to Connect Interactive
  3. Fig 1 shows the subject value added scores for the target check gradepoint. I may be concerned about the aspirations of my Art and Business departments and I can use the ‘What If’ tool to model the effect of increasing student personalised targets on the subject outcome.

 Fig 1






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