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Using data effectively

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One of the principles of the information management strategy is that data should only be stored if it will be useful.

Statistics for Wales

The Welsh Government’s Knowledge and Analytical Services Department carries out detailed analysis of data from every statutory collection. Electronic copies of their publications and bulletins can be found in the statistics topic area of our website.

Qualifications in Wales (QiW)

This database provided by Qualifications Wales contains details of all qualifications approved or designated for teaching in Wales for learners aged under 19, excluding higher education.

View the database on the QiW website (external link).

Discounting codes

For reporting in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Welsh Government will use the same list of discounting codes as was used for reporting in 2015 where discount codes had already been allocated.

The QiW online database (see above section) is now the single source of all performance information attached to qualifications, including discount codes. For qualifications that have multiple or, individual syllabus codes, discount codes for the syllabus variations can be found in the spreadsheet at the bottom of this page.

All Wales Core Data Sets

These data packs provide schools and local authorities (LAs) with sets of comparative performance data and contextual analyses to evaluate performance and support school performance.

The data packs can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses and prompt questions and further investigation when considering targeting action.

By analysis performance data, the packs help share good practice, a key component of the School Effectiveness Framework.

Both school and LA data packs are delivered via the All Wales Core Data Sets performance management system which can be accessed via the Schools' Portal (external link).

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