Will this be updated with R11, R12 and R13 returns? R10 is far too early to have completions recorded so the statistics are bound to look bad. Surely what we need is something that will show what the QAR will look like at each return, perhaps with the assumption that leavers for the academic year will be successful; then institutions can see what their maximum possible achievement rates will be. The commercial ILR analysis packages do just that.
We have created an in-year QAR briefing on the QAR landing page; this contains some common questions and answers that you may find helpful. Your question is included in this document and is also copied below.
Q10.Will you be producing another in-year QAR at R11 or R12?
We do not intend to produce another in-year QAR until the provisional window in January (that uses R14 data and R04 2018 to 2019 data).
Although you may not have recorded all of your achievement data at this time, this early sight of your data will give you the opportunity to identify and resolve potential data issues prior to the ILR R14 hard close on 18 October 2018.
Common data issues that you may want to review include:
• learners not included or excluded from the QAR calculations as expected
• overdue continuing aims
• overdue planned breaks
• incorrect recording of the ILR field ‘Learner reference number in previous year’.
If you have specific data queries or further feedback, please email the service desk and ask us to assign it to the ‘ESFA Business Operations QAR’ group. If you are sending a data query to us, please remember to complete a data query form.