Weighted behaviour explained

Weighted behaviour score accurately measures behaviour of a pupil relative to other pupils in the school.

We chose to use weighted behaviour to judge behaviour trends of individual pupils, because it takes into account that some teachers can be more liberal with giving behaviour awards, both positive and negative, than others.

If you want to check unweighted behaviour of a pupil listed here, please click on a pupil name you are interested in to see a full behaviour report.

And if you want to dive deeper and learn about fine technical details of our system check below.

What is the difference between long term and short term behaviour?

Short term behaviour is much more influences by recent behaviour of a pupil. At least 25% of short term behaviour is determined by the pupil's behaviour in the last week and at least 70% - by pupil's behaviour in the last month.

On the other hand, long term behaviour is calculated by weighting pupil's behaviour over the last 2 years (if such data is available) equally.

How is weighted behaviour calculated?

To put it simply, behaviour points awarded are normalised so that all positive and all negative points awarded by any teacher in any week would have the same weight.

That means that behaviour points from teachers who generally give away more points do not skew the results one way or another. Similarly, this solved the problem of some teachers preferring to give mostly positive points to their pupils, while other teachers using a more balanced mixture of positive and negative points.

How can I use this data?

By looking up pupils with deteriorating behaviour you can find problematic pupils early before they become a serious problem.

Similarly, you can use the list of pupils whose behaviour is improving to evaluate any interventions that have been put in place.

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