National Dataset Analysis Tool

Compare the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary school children’s learning.

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It is no surprise that the pandemic has had a negative impact on education. There is now an urgent need for school leaders to identify which children have suffered most from the effects of COVID-19. Understanding where the greatest learning losses are is key to knowing how to direct resources now the school gates are open for all. We are now pleased to be able to offer an analysis tool allowing all primary settings to compare their attainment with the Juniper National Dataset. Assessment data was taken from more than 7,000 primary schools representing about 1.5 million pupils and was collected at various key datapoints.
Please note the following:
  • Each datapoint has tables for reading, writing and maths.
  • Year groups are for the appropriate academic year.
  • All percentages are for pupils working at or above age related expectations, i.e. at the standard expected for that datapoint.
To use the tool, simply enter your at and above percentages for each year group by cohort, gender etc., as prompted in the tables. You will instantly get a colour-coded comparison of how your school compares to the Juniper National Dataset. There is no requirement to fill in every box.

The analysis tool includes data points from Autumn 2019 to Summer 2022 and will be updated as we continue to collect data.

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