Using Data to Support Attainment

This CPD theme looks at how personal tutors can use data as a tool to help address attainment gaps as they emerge. The film comprises a presentation and Q&A and a set of additional resources.

Key points from the presentation:

- Students need support, advice and guidance to make sense of and use data for their learning; personal tutors are well placed to do this
- Tutors are best placed for interventions focused on specific groups of students (e.g. data used to tackle attainment gaps) as they understand the context in which students are studying
- There are opportunities for “evidence-based” individual and group tutoring sessions to use data as the start of a conversation with students and guide them on how to best approach their studies

Further films Further resources

Learning gain metrics and personal tutoring: Opportunities and ethics.

Learning gain metrics and personal tutoring: Opportunities and ethics.
25 minutes
Q&A: Learning gain metrics and personal tutoring: Opportunities and ethics.
6 minutes Q&A

Further Resources

Academic support and the BAME attainment gap: Using data to challenge assumptions
Jisc Model Student Guide to Learning Analytics
Evaluation of HEFCE's Learning Gain Year 1 Report
Evaluation of HEFCE's Learning Gain Pilot Project Year 2