English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is spoken as a first language by the majority populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations; and it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. It is the third-most-common native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the European Union, many Commonwealth countries and the United Nations, as well as in many world organisations. English arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and what is now southeast Scotland. Following the extensive influence of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom from the 17th to mid-20th centuries through the British Empire, it has been widely propagated around the world. Through the spread of American-dominated media and technology, English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions.
National, State, Regional, Network, and School, Very good for trends, Student cohorts, School cohorts, Curriculum areas, A standardised, nation-wide test.
Curriculum, See "Item Analysis Report", Using the IAR (as mentioned above), a curriculum group, or PLT could target specific areas within their area, thus improving curriculum planning.
Staff have an additional, standardised, nation-wide data source to compare to their teacher judgement
VERY little, hence the construction of this site.
A standardised, nation-wide comparison with other students of their age., NB> The results are barely relevant after a 4 month turn-around.
As a parent I have found this very helpful. NB. I can also see it as having a negative influence (see below)