RAISEonline (Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self-Evaluation)
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Introduction (including password information)
RAISEonline replaced the PANDA report and the Pupil Achievement Tracker software in 2006.
RAISEonline can be found at:
Schools were sent 2 usernames and passwords by letter from Ofsted and DfES (now DfE) in Summer 2006.
The Headteacher’s username is the school’s 6-digit Unique Reference Number, used by Ofsted.
The Administrator’s username is the same 6-digit number, followed by the letters SADMIN.
Further RAISEonline access accounts can be created by the Administrator, so that other key members of staff can have their own log-ins. The Administrator should delete staff accounts if those members of staff leave the school.
Please note, the Local Authority does not have access to schools' passwords for RAISEonline. If you should forget your RAISEonline password, please use the Forgotten Password facility within RAISEonline. The following document explains this process:
All RAISEonline users should note that, once logged in, it is possible to change the password to something more memorable. However the new password must meet certain conditions – containing a mixture of upper/lower case, numbers and other characters.
Guide to the RAISEonline Summary Report New
To access the Summary Report (formerly known as 'Full Report') once logged into RAISEonline, click on the 'Summary Reports' link at the top of the page, then click on View Summary Report. The following document provides a guide to the most essential aspects of the report.
The Role of the RAISEonline School Administrator
Only the Administrator can make any changes to data in RAISEonline, including uploading pupil information, uploading Question Level Analysis data, modifying the schools' own data-set etc.
The RAISEonline School Administrator will have their own username and password.
The username will be a 6-digit number followed by the letters ‘SADMIN’.
The Administrator will find 2 extra links on the RAISEonline home page – Administration and Data Management. These are not available to any other members of staff.
These allow the following functions to be carried out:
Administration – here you can create or edit RAISEonline access accounts for other school staff.
Data Management – this is where the majority of the Administrator’s functions are located.
The Data Management page looks like this:
- All of the pieces of additional data that can be entered into RAISEonline (teaching groups, question level data and school-defined pupil attributes) can be entered into RAISEonline in 2 ways (see screenshot above):
Method 1 (working on-line) – via the Amend existing individual pupil records function (but this involves working on one pupil at a time) or
Method 2 (working off-line)– via the Import Data function (which allows you to import data on a large number of pupils in one go, by first downloading a spreadsheet to fill in).
- Templates for spreadsheets can be downloaded via Download example templates, which is in the Import Data menu.
- Before importing pupil data on school-defined filters or teaching groups, these have to be first set up, via the links circled on the screenshot above.
The RAISEonline Tutorial includes detailed guidance on all these processes.
The following resources have been produced to serve as a ‘quick guide’ to each process:
Setting up a Cohort of Pupils
Entering Teaching Groups Flowchart
Entering School-Defined Pupil Attributes Flowchart
Entering Question level Data Flowchart
Question Level Analysis in RAISEonline
Schools wishing to carry out Question Level Analysis (QLA) of any 2008 or 2009 tests (statutory or optional tests) need to do so in RAISEonline. It is no longer possible to do this in Pupil Achievement Tracker (PAT).
Please note that RAISEonline only includes the function to analyse tests at question level to identify curriculum strengths and weaknesses. It does not produce graphs to show pupil progress between years on the basis of optional test data.
Manually entering the question level data into RAISEonline is essentially a 4-step process:
Import the relevant pupil details into RAISEonline (via Common Transfer File)
Download the required QLA templates from RAISEonline (these should be pre-populated with the pupils’ names, provided you have done step 1 correctly)
Fill in the templates (off-line) with question level data
Upload the completed template to RAISEonline
NB steps 1, 2 and 4 above can only be carried out by your RAISEonline Administrator i.e. somebody logged in using the ‘xxxxxxSADMIN’ username and password. These functions are all accessed via the ‘Data Management’ area of RAISEonline – only available to administrators.
Points to note with the above 4 steps:
- Step 1 - when importing CTFs of pupil details it asks you whether you are doing this for QLA, target setting or both. I recommend you select Both.
- Step 2 - to find the templates, click on Data Management, then Import Data, then Download example templates, then Download QLA.
NB: when selecting the required question level data template, you will notice that the optional test templates are labelled as 2009 papers – although they are of course the same papers as were originally produced in 2006.
You will find you can only select papers that were designed for that particular year group, unless you have ticked the 'Interim' box.
For example, if you have selected NC Year as Year 4, you will only be able to download Year 4 test templates, unless you have ticked the ‘Interim’ box, in which case you can select any of the papers written for Years 3-5.
(This allows you to select more suitable tests for higher and lower attaining pupils.)
- Step 3 - when you open up the template you must enable macros for it to work.
The template can accept either numbers (score for each question) or N (must be capital N) if the question is not attempted.
For RAISEonline to accept the file in step 4, you need to enter marks for every pupil.
If there are pupils who did not take that test, delete the rows for those pupils.
When finished, save the file. Make a note of where the file is saved and its exact name.
- Step 4 – to upload the file, go to Import Data then Question Level Analysis. Browse to the saved file and upload.
Further support and guidance is available from the following sources:
- the RAISEonline Tutorial
- the section of this webpage on ‘The Role of the RAISEonline School Administrator’ (above)
- the following National Strategies powerpoint presentation:
- the following document produced by DCSF/Ofsted: